Mo’Nique Pens Open Letter To Oprah / Says She Made Her Life “Harder”

Published: Tuesday 4th Feb 2020 by Sam

Mo’Nique has never been one to hold her tongue, even when the tide hasn’t been in her favor.

Recent years have seen her take aim at Oprah Winfrey and other media moguls, who she has accused of facilitating her blacklisting in Hollywood (after the ‘Precious’ promo fiasco).

And while her career seems to be slowly gaining traction again, Mo isn’t letting up in her public spar with Winfrey.

Moments ago, she went live with an open letter in which she slammed Oprah for making her life “harder,” as well as probed the differences in her approach to Harvey Weinstein and other controversial narratives.

Mo, in her own words, below…

Dear @oprah,
I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.?
The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”.

Love you to life,

Mo’Nique

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Dear @oprah, I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.? The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”. Love you to life, Mo’Nique

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  1. only facts February 4, 2020

    Monique, I’m so sick of this boohoo, crying, complaining. You sadly blackballed yourself. I personally love you Monique, and I think you’re talented as hell. So just give us some new content, promote new content, remind the general public why you’re famous. Stop with the Lee Daniels/Oprah/Tyler Perry stuff…it’s getting you nowhere. We know they’re sketchy, you’ve exposed them, but you cannot continue holding onto this. Karma doesn’t forget, and doesn’t have a deadline for when it appears. So, if they truly did everything that you allege, then karma will come back. Stay blessed and positive.

    • Gworl Bye February 4, 2020

      Oh shut up and do some research, and you’ll see that Monique told no lies and Oprah is indeed PURE TRASH. Stop jumping on the moronic fake “woke” bandwagon and do your own research.

      • only facts February 4, 2020

        You clearly didn’t read my comment in full.

    • Who cares February 4, 2020

      I agree 100%

    • Anne February 4, 2020

      @only facts…I completely agree. She needed to focus on her career and on being responsible for her own success. OWN, Tyler, and Daniel’s may not be perfect (no one is) but they employ a lot of black people who would otherwise be looked over. I’m not into taking sides, I want to enjoy entertainment that all of them have to offer, including Monique. The public complaints are getting old and tired, time to just do you!

      • only facts February 4, 2020

        Amen! It’s kinda like with Kesha. We all know Dr. Luke is sleazy, he’s been blackballed, and sadly she’s stuck in her contact with him. But is Kesha still talking about the sh*t? No. She got back to work. Tried to move on, and is taking the high road…pun intended. At some point, you have to move past what has happened (no matter how bad), and just live in the fact that you are not what happened to you. You have to move on and focus your craft. And this is no shade to Kesha, I love her. And I also love Monique.

    • Happy n Rich February 4, 2020

      I totally agree. I also think Oprah would have been more receptive to a PRIVATE conversation about their issues. Mo should know that airing people out publicly isn’t going to get her anywhere.

      Mo keeps trying to make the technical point that she was under contract to Lee Daniels, but not Oprah-Tyler-Lionsgate. It’s true, BUT Mo was the STAR of Precious. Once the film was made, other investors/distributors expected the star of the movie to promote it. She should have negotiated her terms from the beginning, but even more that that, she should have just flown to France and did the Cannes Film Festival.

      Based on the fact that Mo actually won the Oscar . . . and now 10 years later, Mo’s lane is now pretty owned by Octavia Spencer, I would say that week she spent in Atlanta (rather than Cannes) wasn’t worth it.

      And it didn’t take O to blackball Mo. The rainmakers in the movie industry noticed that the star of Precious wasn’t present to promote the movie. Duh!

  2. Gworl Bye February 4, 2020

    Monique told no lies, Oprah is SELLOUT TRASH, point blank. But of course this retarded generation will write her off just because its Monique.

    • kevo February 4, 2020

      But his comment didn’t say Monique was telling lies, his comment was very neutral. Perhaps you should read the Entire comment and comprehend the comment before replying.

  3. Meme February 4, 2020

    Zero lies told here. I don’t always agree with Mo but baby when I tell you she hit the nail right on the head. Oprah needs to be canceled. She doesn’t have pure intentions for black people. After what she did to MJ, I will never support her again.

  4. Ghetto Housewife Has Spoken February 4, 2020

    if this bish doesn’t let this sh*t go… OMG just stop Mo! WTF

  5. Ugghh February 4, 2020

    It’s 2020 and this woman still thinks Oprah is going to pay her anything else but dust.

    MOVE THE FÛCK ON!

    You can’t control what someone may do to you all the time but you can control how you choose to handle it and how you choose to move on.

  6. Ropeburn February 4, 2020

    Girl! Monique is gonna go to her grave still talking about Oprah! And Oprah gone continue to pay that heffa dust?

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