Three years ago, Mo’Nique filed a discrimination lawsuit against Netflix after accusing them of paying her millions less than white and male peers, and people thought she would NEVER win.
Well she has. Media Take Out spoke to a person close to the case who tells us that Netflix will give Mo $50 million to settle the case.
The person familiar with the case explained, “Netflix agreed to pay for three of Mo’Nique’s comedy specials and then a huge upfront payment. Overall, Mo gets about $50 million.”
That’s a huge win — and one of the biggest legal wins for black women seeking equal compensation in recent memory. The indie continued, “Mo’Nique is a pioneer in many ways. She has stood up to Netflix, not just for herself, but for all black women.”
“Netflix tried to shut her down and discredit her — using celebrities and people on her payroll, but Mo’Nique won,” the insider added.
“And black women around the world have won. Met Mo [Netflix] in their pockets – and she hit them hard. Every other Hollywood company sees what happened here and hopefully things can change for black women.”
Mo’Nique’s 2019 lawsuit alleged that “Netflix’s treatment of Mo’Nique began with a discriminatory low-ball offer and ended with a blacklisted retaliatory act.”
Netflixx tried to dismiss the case, but the judge ruled in favor of Mo’Nique.
Judge Andre Birotte Jr. denied Netflix’s request for termination, saying yesterday: “Mo’Nique plausibly alleges that after speaking up and calling her original offer discriminatory, Netflix retaliated against her by breaking its usual practice.” to negotiate in good faith usually results in higher monetary compensation in excess of the ‘Initial Offer’ and consequently denies her increased compensation” (Read the full judgment here).
“While Netflix argues that the novelty of Mo’Nique’s claim and lack of local judicial authority should totally bar her claims for retaliation, the court disagrees,” the US District Court judge added in a slap to the streamer.
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