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Mo'Nique Files Lawsuit Against CBS And Paramount For Unpaid Royalties From 'The Parkers'

Mo’Nique is taking a stance against major television networks for royalties she says are owed to her.  

Apr 13, 2023

Judge Orders Mo'Nique's Discrimination Lawsuit Against Netflix to Move Forward

Comedian and actress Mo’Nique gains the upper hand in her lawsuit against streaming giant Netflix as a judge allows her case to proceed. According to USA Today , Mo’Nique earned a major win in her race and gender discrimination lawsuit this week after a federal court ruled that she “plausibly” claimed the streaming platform illegally retaliated against her after rejecting a “lowball” offer to do a comedy special. The decision, ruled by U.S. District Judge André Birotte Jr., noted that the comedian raised a “novel theory” after arguing that Netflix’s alleged failure to re-negotiate an “opening offer” — as standard protocol in the industry — constitutes an “adverse employment action,” USA Today reports . “…Regardless of whether plaintiff will ultimately prevail on (her) claims, dismissing this case under Rule 12(b)(6) is not appropriate,” the judge revealed in his decision. “Plaintiff’s complaint may raise a novel issue, but that does not justify dismissing it at this stage.”...

Jul 17, 2020