Monday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” brought to light Mo’Nique’s history of sexual abuse, as the Oscar-winner’s brother Gerald Imes appeared to discuss his history of molestation for the first time.
A source close to the actress recently told Radar Online about how Imes ended up on the show to begin with:
“Gerald actually made the first move and called Oprah asking her if he could appear on the show.
“So, Oprah called Mo’Nique to see if she was okay about him appearing on her show to discuss the abuse and although she was not entirely happy about it she gave Oprah her blessing.”
Following the interview, though, it looks like Imes isn’t the only one feeling the wrath of Mo’Nique — she’s also upset with Winfrey for the way the interview was handled and what Gerald was allowed to say:
“Oprah and Mo’Nique were never the best of friends… Mo’Nique was less than impressed with how the interview played out as she felt that her brother lied and that it was not sympathetic enough towards her.
“She was particularly upset that Gerald lied to Oprah that he molested her while she was sleeping because she was wide awake and scared of him.”
The same source claims that Oprah has reached out to the star to appear on her show again to present her side, but that Mo’Nique has presently declined.
The only real irony in this debate is that Winfrey served as the executive producer for “Precious,” which allowed Mo’Nique to grab her first Academy Award earlier this year.
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