Netflix Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit with Actress Mo'Nique: Netflix Has a 'Race Problem Within Its Upper Ranks'

Netflix Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit with Actress Mo'Nique: Netflix Has a 'Race Problem Within Its Upper Ranks'


Netflix settled a lawsuit filed against it by Mo’Nique accusing the streaming company of racial and sexual discrimination against the Academy Award-winning actress and comedienne.

Mo’Nique accused Netflix of discriminating against her on the bases of race and sex in 2019 following the entertainment company offering her less for a stand-up comedy special than had been paid to A-list comedians such as Dave Chappelle, Ricky Gervais, Chris Rick, and Jerry Seinfeld.

Netflix’s proposed $500,000 compensation to Mo’Nique amounted to a “discriminatory low-ball offer,” according to her complaint.

Here are some of the text of Mo’Nique’s complaint:

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“The offer made to Mo’Nique was merely an ‘opening offer’ from which there was an expectation — both by Netflix and Mo’Nique — of continued negotiations

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