Mo’Nique sues Netflix for racial and sexual discrimination

Mo’Nique and Sidney Hicks: (Photo credit: Steed Media)

Mo’Nique has decided to take Netflix to court.

The Oscar-winning actress has often voiced her displeasure with the streaming service in interviews and on social media and once called for a boycott.

But now Mo’Nique is seeking to fight through litigation, according to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Mo’Nique says that Netflix practiced race-based discrimination when it negotiated her comedy special. She says Netflix offered Amy Schumer $11 million for an hourlong stand-up special, and she eventually got $13 million.

However, Mo’Nique says she was only offered $500,000 for her stand-up special.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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