Mo’Nique has officially declared war on Netflix!
The revered and highly respected comedian is suing Netflix for what she says was race-based discrimination because of the way it handled a comedy special she hoped to build with them.
She believes she, and other women linked to the company, have been subjected to unfair treatment and gave a number of examples in the lawsuit she launched at them this week.
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She claims Netflix has a severe lack of diversity, which contributes to their discriminatory practices. Specifically, she claims one Netflix exec. — the Chief Communications Officer — used the n-word in a meeting with 60 people in 2018. Mo’Nique was not present for that meeting.
She also claims Netflix allowed Kevin Spacey to use the n-word while on the set of “House of Cards” without any consequence. In the suit, she alleges Spacey complained to his personal security guards, “I don’t want [n-words] on my set anymore.” She’s not suing Spacey.
Spacey is accused of raping several men.
Mo’Nique also used a major pay gap on the Netflix hit, “The Crown,” to illustrate alleged discrimination. She says the actress who plays Queen Elizabeth II was paid $14k per episode less than the actor who played Prince Philip — and it only righted the wrong after there was a public outcry about it.
She is suing for unspecified damages and would like the company to change its discriminatory policies.