Mo’Nique Sounds off on Falling-Out with Oprah, Says She Wants Public Apology

Mo’Nique believes that Oprah Winfrey owes her an apology, and isn't afraid to tell people why.

Mo’Nique is angered and hurt over Oprah Winfrey's interview of the brother who had molested the actress as a child, and for having her mother and father on her show.

Mo’Nique believes that Oprah owes her an apology and that she took advantage of the trust she placed in the media mogul.

“You know what you need to do, and stop hiding behind what you called negative comments. ‘Oh I don’t even deal with things like that.’ Because what people are beginning to do is see you for what you really are.” Mo'Nique


In an interview posted by Comedy Hype on  July 23, 2019, Mo'Nique and her husband opened up about the incident that has her at odds with Oprah.

Mo'Nique revealed that Oprah had phoned her, and told her that her brother Gerald who had molested her wanted to come on the show and tell parents how to spot molesters. Oprah told Mo'Nique that if she had any objections, she would cancel the show.

Mo'Nique's mother and her father's behavior on the show was far from exemplary and deeply humiliated the comedian.


During the conversation, the two women spoke confidentially, and Mo'Nique confided in Oprah about her difficulties with her relationship with her parents, and in particular with her mother.

Mo'Nique declined to appear on the show but told her to go ahead with the show and interview her brother.


Then, to her surprise, Oprah included Mo'Nique's parents in the show, along with Gerald, and her other brother who had been her manager.

“She never said my mother was coming on that show. Because if Oprah Winfrey would have said she was having my mother on that show, I would have said shut it down.[…]" Mo'Nique said.

Mo'Nique's mother and her father's behavior on the show was far from exemplary and deeply humiliated the comedian.

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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ______________________________________ #Monique and #Oprah's relationship has not always been the best, and Mo'nique is ready to speak her truth about what happened between them! ______________________________________ In an interview with @comedyhype, Mo' gives intimate details about her personal life, her relationship with her family members, and the events leading up to her beef with Oprah. Mo'nique says it all started some years ago when her family was invited to speak on Oprah's talk show. ______________________________________ Mo' says her brother Gerald reached out to Oprah, wanting to speak about molesting Mo'nique when she was a child. Mo' says he told Oprah he wanted to give other parents advice on how to identify predators and protect their children, seeing as though he is a predator himself. ______________________________________ "I said I don't want nothing to do with that cat," Mo says about—click the link in our bio to read more! (🎥: @comedyhype)

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Mo'Nique revealed that she had confronted Oprah Winfrey at a party honoring African American actresses who had been awarded or nominated for Oscars.

“How could you have my mother on my show? That’s not what we discussed,” Mo'nique said to Oprah.

But the media mogul's half-hearted response was to anger Mo'Nique even more.

“She took the cowardly way out, she said ‘If you think I did something wrong then I want to apologize.’ You DID do something wrong, you maliciously [did] and had full intentions of having my parents on your show and not saying anything to me,” Mo'Nique explained.

Oprah Winfrey, who has long been a crusader for the protection of children from molestation - and had been abused herself - has yet to make the public and unequivocal apology that Mo'nique feels she deserves.


Comedian and actress Mo'Nique seems to be on a roll, as she takes on Netflix, accusing them of gender and race discrimination.

Mo'Nique revealed that she was offered $500,000 to do a standup special for Netflix.

Mo'Nique considered the offer insulting since she knew that Netflix had given other comedians several million each for similar shows.

“If I accept that, what does the black female comedian[sic] have coming?” Mo’Nique said in her Instagram video.

According to Mo'Nique,  Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, and Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock got $20 million each.

The girl's got a point...

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