Mo’Nique announces Netflix comedy special following discrimination suit settlement

Mo’Nique announces Netflix comedy special following discrimination suit settlement




Monique does not break the bridge.




The 54-year-old comedian announced in a video on Tuesday that he will be hosting his first comedy special on Netflix. Monique and Netflix reportedly took discriminatory proceedings against the streaming giant last month. Michael Parks, the attorney representing Monique in the proceedings, told The Hollywood Reporter at the time that the issue was resolved “friendly.”

“can you believe it?” Monique said in the video. “I’m back on Netflix.” according to

Press release, the currently untitled special will begin filming in Atlanta later this year.




“I don’t want to miss either, so stay tuned,” Monique said in the announcement video.

The announcement follows Monique’s proceedings against Netflix three years ago, accusing it of racial and sexual discrimination after offering Lowball, a planned comedy special.

The terms of the agreement between the streaming service and the comedian were not disclosed as they jointly petitioned Los Angeles Federal Court to dismiss the proceedings.

According to Monique’s proceedings, Netflix executives offered $500,000 for the comedy special in early 2018 and warmly praised her work before refusing further negotiations. Her proceedings said it reflected the company’s tendency to underpay black women.




, Netflix in a statement at the time denied the main allegations of the proceedings filed in November 2019.

“We believe in inclusion, fairness and diversity and take allegations of discrimination very seriously,” Netflix said. “We will fight this case because we believe the first offer to Monique was justified.”

The case violates California’s Fair Employment and Civil Liberties Act and that of all black women. He claimed to represent the widest pay disparity in his profession.




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