Last week, Mo’Nique sues Netflix for race and gender discrimination over a proposed comedy special, faulting the streaming service of presenting a lowball offer under a larger part of underpayment for Black women.
The Oscar-winning and comedian speaks about Netflix praising her for her work and offered her $500,000 back in 2018 for a comedy special but declined to negotiate any further.
The claim suit says compared to other deals worth more than tens of millions of dollars for specials by Dave Chapelle and Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock and Ricky Gervais and Netflix service willing negotiate prices with other comics.
Back in January 2018, Mo’Nique called for a boycott and strike of Netflix a week after the deal fell through.
Since then, an email has to be sent to Netflix spokesman and comment has not been returned.
“I had a choice to make,” Mo’Nique said via Instagram after the suit was filed. “I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up.”
The suit violated fair employment and representative of major pay inequity in all employment for black women within California.
We hope Mo’Nique and Netflix are able to reach a balanced agreement!