Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for race-based discrimination over comedy special deal.
The Oscar-winning actress and comedian is suing the streaming giant over the way a deal was negotiated for a comedy special with her.
According to Mo’Nique, Netflix offered her $500,000 for a standup special, whereas Amy Schumer was offered $11 million for her stand-up special, which she eventually took home $13 million for.
The 51-year-old went on a public campaign against Netflix after declining their offer and said a boycott against the streaming giant was necessary.
In the lawsuit, Mo’Nique says that Netflix offers a severe lack of diversity — contributing to discriminatory practices, furthering that one Netflix executive used the N-word during a meeting she wasn’t present for in 2018 that had 60 people partaking.
The lawsuit also claims that Kevin Spacey was given the go-ahead by Netflix to use the N-word on the set of House of Cards — she isn’t suing Kevin, but mentioned that she complained to his security guards, saying, “I don’t want [N-words] on my set anymore.”
To further her claim, she mentions that a major pay gap was present on The Crown until a public outcry took place because the actor who played Prince Philip was paid $14,000 more than the actress who plays Queen Elizabeth II.
Mo’Nique is suing Netflix for unspecified damages and wants the company to change its discriminatory policies, asking for an injunction to force this to happen.
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