Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but it disheartened me from the start how so many people immediately dismissed Mo’Nique’s claims and instantly sought a myriad of ways to discredit her.
Though people will never admit it, will always deny it and say that they had other reasons for siding with a corporation over her, I sensed, through the tenor and tone of it, that much of the commentary was covert/overt misogynoir and covert/overt anti-fatness.
“A federal judge has denied Netflix’s second motion to dismiss a race and gender discrimination lawsuit from comedian Mo’Nique, who alleges in the suit that the $500,000 the streaming service offered her in 2017 for a standup special ‘wreaked of discrimination’ and ‘perpetuated the pay gap suffered by Black women’ and that her business dealings with Netflix ‘ended with a blacklisting act of retaliation.’
‘Mo’Nique plausibly alleges that, after she spoke out and called her initial offer discriminatory, Netflix retaliated against her by shutting down its standard practice of negotiating in good faith that typically results in increased monetary compensation beyond the ‘opening offer’ and denying her increased compensation as a result,’ said Judge Andre Birotte Jr. Wednesday, according to court documents. ‘While Netflix argues that the novelty of Mo’Nique’s claim and the absence of on-point legal authority for it should bar her retaliation claims outright, the Court disagrees.'”
Image description: Mo’Nique seen seated on a coach, seen from the chest up, looking to the right, talking to an unseen interviewer.