Mo'Nique Sues Netflix for Race and Gender Discrimination, Claims She Got a 'Biased' Offer

Mo’Nique, the Oscar-winning actress and comedian, is suing Netflix for racial and gender discrimination.

According to court documents obtained by People, the 51-year-old actress (né Monique Hicks) is accusing the streaming service of offering her less money for a stand-up special than her fellow male or white female comedians. The 39-page lawsuit was filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Thursday.

“We care deeply about inclusion, equity, and diversity and take any accusations of discrimination very seriously. We believe our opening offer to Mo’Nique was fair — which is why we will be fighting this lawsuit,” a spokesperson for Netflix tells People.
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