Comedienne Mo'Nique has followed through on her promise to sue Netflix bosses, accusing them of discrimination and violating her rights to equal pay for equal services.
The Oscar-winning actress filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Thursday, Nov. 14. In court papers obtained by TMZ, Mo'Nique, 51, is suing Netflix for reportedly offering comedienne Amy Schumer $11 million for an hour-long stand-up special, while only offering Mo'Nique $500,000 for a similar stand-up comedy special.
Mo'Nique declined the lowball offer and called on her social media followers to boycott the online streaming giant.
The Precious star announced the lawsuit in a post on Instagram.com on Thursday.
"Hey My Loves — I can confirm that today I filed a pay discrimination lawsuit against Netflix. I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up. I don't have any further comment this time, but I appreciate all of your support and love."
Mo'Nique also had beef with industry gurus Oprah, Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels for allegedly blackballing her after she declined to go on a promotional tour for a film project.