Mo’Nique is sending a public message to CBS and calling on the corporate to pretty compensate her and her former co-star, Countess Vaughn. As The Shade Room beforehand reported, Mo’Nique and Vaughn starred within the ‘The Parkers’ sitcom between 1999-2004. The present reportedly aired for 5 seasons and launched over 110 episodes.
Earlier this 12 months, the comic filed a lawsuit in opposition to CBS and Paramount for his or her unpaid royalties.
Mo’Nique Shares A PSA To CBS
On Tuesday, the comic took to Instagram to share a video alongside her husband, Sidney Hicks. Within the video, the comic let viewers know that she stands in solidarity with “all of the unions” which are “hanging proper now.” The strikes that the comic appears to confer with are the continuing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike and the SAG-AFTRA strike.
As The Shade Room beforehand reported, the previous strike impacts writers whereas the latter pertains to actors.
Because the video continued, Mo’Nique added that she has her personal story to “share with the group.”
“Countess Vaughn and I did a present referred to as ‘The Parkers.’ ‘The Parkers’ has now been on air for 24 years, they usually’re making an attempt to persuade us [that] via our possession of the present, that we made completely no cash.”
Hicks added that CBS’s alleged actions are “baffling” as a result of he and Mo’Nique have seen “profit-participating statements” exhibiting that the collection has remodeled $700 million. Hicks added that regardless of the multi-million greenback revenue, the present was allegedly in a “billion greenback deficit.”
“So what we’re asking you, CBS, is are you able to please deal with these two Black ladies pretty,” Mo’Nique continued.
The comic went on by referencing a “dangerous” deal fellow comic Dave Chapelle signed with CBS, as reported by REVOLT in 2021. Mo’Nique defined that CBS “made that deal honest” and “paid Dave Chapelle what he rightfully deserved.”
In the present day, the 55-year-old is asking CBS for the same understanding.
“What we’re asking you, CBS [is] don’t pay us anymore however don’t pay us any much less.”
Hicks added that the couple has made their statements to the CBS firm public to hopefully defend future creatives from an analogous problem.
“We see the numbers, they usually nonetheless don’t wish to pay,” Hicks defined. “What is going to occur to you if you don’t even know the numbers exist?”
Mo’Nique then concluded the video by asking the “group” to face with them in equality. Moreover, she requested CBS to deal with them “pretty.”
The 55-year-old additionally shared the put up with a quick caption.
“HEY MY SWEET BABIES
IT’S A HARD CONVERSATION TO HAVE BUT WE
HAVE THE PROOF TO BACK IT UP!!!
@countessdvaughn WE ARE THE PARKERS!!!!
I LOVE US 4REAL”
Countess Vaughn has since responded to Mo’Nique’s public statements by resharing the comic’s video on her Instagram Story.
Extra Particulars Concerning The Comic’s Lawsuit In opposition to CBS & Paramount
As The Shade Room beforehand reported, Mo’Nique filed a lawsuit in opposition to CBS and Paramount on April 12. On the time, she detailed her determination.
“In the present day we filed a lawsuit to ensure that we’re pretty paid cash that we’re owed for ‘The Parkers.’ Actors depend on the great religion of Hollywood firms to honor their revenue participation agreements. ‘The Parkers’ was an enormous success and continues to be a income via syndication and streaming channels.”
Moreover, the comic reportedly sued the businesses alleging that they owe Hicks Media “thousands and thousands.” As The Shade Room beforehand reported, Hicks Media is owned by the comic and Hicks.
“Whereas the Sequence has confirmed to be a significant monetary success for its producers and distributors, the collection’ expertise haven’t been permitted to share within the fruits of that success,” the lawsuit reportedly learn.
On the time, it was reported that the comic additionally named Large Ticket Productions, the sitcom’s manufacturing firm, within the go well with. Moreover, the comic hoped to find out “the contractual compensation” she’s earned and “owed” from the collection.