Oprah "betrayed me," said Mo'nique in a new interview

The winner of an Oscar says that the host stole roles for him and exploited his family drama.


Mo'nique has had personal problems with Oprah Winfrey for years, and a new interview proves that Their quarrel has not yet been resolved. As indicated by Page six , the actor and actor said in the last episode of the Podcast Shay Shay club hosted by Shannon Sharpe that Winfrey has "betrayed" And opened all the ways she believes that she was injured. The complaints of Mo'nique include the Talk-show host who would have "stolen" roles and exploit a family tragedy.

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The tension between Mo'nique and Winfrey dates back to the role of the actor in the 2009 film Precious , for which the Academy Award won the best support actress. The 56 -year -old said she was questioned by the director Lee Daniels , Winfrey producers and Tyler Perry And the production company Lionsgate to promote the film beyond what it was contractually forced to do and without being paid additional. AE0FCC31AE342FD3A1346EBB1F342FCB

In an interview of March 2023 with The Hollywood Reporter , Mo'nique said that Daniels had "blackballlated" From Hollywood, and that she felt that Winfrey and Perry also contributed by calling it "difficult". Daniels had since excused Mo'nique publicly, but the THR Profile notes that the actor still wanted public apology from Winfrey and Perry.

It is enough to say that Mo'nique did not feel supported by Winfrey in the middle and after the release of Precious . On Shay Shay club , she said, "See, when I talk about Oprah Winfrey - and let me be clear that I like this sister - I'm talking about this woman because she talked about me. And when you start talking about Me in private, I will speak about you publicly. "She added the producer:" You were unfair, you were unfair and you saw a black woman being thrown under the bus and you did not say anything. ""

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Mo'nique said Winfrey was jealous of her Oscar victory and had taken subsequent roles from her, including one in a 2013 film also directed by Daniels.

"The film The goal R, this film was offered to me, "said Mo'nique on the podcast." [Daniels] said: 'Mo, at the time, I had no power and I had no money, so when Oprah said she wanted it ... So who played the main role in The butler ? Oprah Winfrey. "

She said that a similar situation took place with a biopic on Richard Pryor that Daniels had worked before abandon the project In 2016. Mo'nique said that he was offered the role of Pryor's grandmother, saying: "Who then calls Lee Daniels and said:" I want to be the grandmother? "" Winfrey ended up being announced as the role in the role.

In addition to that, Mo'nique also felt blind by an episode of the Winfrey show which presented his distant members of his family. THE Parkers Star explained that Winfrey had advised him in advance that his brother Gerald Imes had asked to be on The Oprah Winfrey Show apologize for having assaulted Mo'nique when she was a child. She explained that she told Winfrey that she was not taking care of the show Give his brother a platform But that she didn't want to be involved herself. But, the actress was surprised when her parents, from which she was also separated, also ended up appearing in the series.

"We have never talked about my mother," said Mo'nique on the podcast. "I understand it. But you betrayed me, sister."

Better life contacted Winfrey to comment.


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