Actress and comedian Mo’nique reportedly “still demands and expects public apologies from Winfrey and Perry.”
Over the past few years, it’s been reported that the Precious star had beef with a few big names in Hollywood, ultimately getting her blackballed from the industry.
When that happened, both Winfrey and Perry (executives on Precious) appeared to have hopped on the hate train after she refused to participate in the promotion campaign for the film.
Shortly after, she said, “Next thing I know, I am considered ‘difficult’ and ‘hard to work with.”
Just last year, Monique made up with and forgave film producer Lee Daniels after he publicly apologized to her and offered her a role to replace Octavia Spencer in the upcoming Netflix film The Deliverance.
During her interview with the Hollywood Reporter, she opened up about Oprah for inviting her brother, who sexually abused her, and her family onto her talk show in 2010.
“I see the show, and I can tell my mother is trying to make a dollar. I know my family,” she recalled. “I reached out to everybody I could to get to Oprah. No. Nothing. It just went dead.”
In 2014, Mo’nique questioned Oprah’s involvement in the episode.
“I said, ‘Since you didn’t want to return my calls, for whatever reason, I’m going to say this right here.” She then questioned the talk show host about having her estranged family on the show. However Winfrey claimed to have only invited Mo’Nique’s brother, who showed up with the rest of the fam.
According to Mo’Nique, Winfrey said, “I’m going to look into your mother and father being on the show, because I didn’t know anything about that.” The comedian said Winfrey went on to say, ‘If I’ve done anything to offend you, I apologize.’ However, this apparently wasn’t enough. As per the Hollywood Reporter, she “still demands and expects public apologies from Winfrey and Perry.”
Mo’Nique claims that her life is currently in “a chapter of forgiveness,” but it doesn’t imply that she is prepared to move on.