Netflix is firing back at comedian Mo’Nique’s lawsuit accusing them of discrimination and denying they screwed her over.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Netflix is moving to dismiss Mo'Nique’s lawsuit accusing them of gender and racial discrimination. She accused them of only offering her $500,000 for a comedy special but paying millions to male and white female comedians.
In newly filed documents, Netflix says, “Plaintiff fails, however, to allege any facts showing that the compensation offered her was the product of discrimination. To the contrary, her Complaint contradicts its core premise by noting that other persons of color, other women, and another African- American woman (like Plaintiff) have been paid substantially more money to create comedy specials for Netflix’s streaming service than what was offered to Plaintiff. And Plaintiff fails to explain why she was entitled to be offered what the stars to whom she compares herself were offered for creating such comedy specials.”
Netflix says the evidence will show the comedian was not discriminated against by them. They are asking the court to dismiss the majority of her claims.