Mo & Nique is finally taking her charges against Netflix for discrimination to a court … she has filed a lawsuit.
In the process, the Oscar-winning actress and comedian accuses Netflix of race-based discrimination for negotiating a comedy special with her. She says Netflix offered Amy Schumer $ 11 million for a one-hour stand-up special (she finally got $ 13 million), but only offered Mo Nique $ 500,000 for her stand-up special.
Mo Nique never accepted his offer and ran a public campaign against the company and even asked a boycott.
According to the lawsuit, she states that Netflix has a serious lack of diversity, which contributes to its discriminatory practices. Specifically, she claims a Netflix executive. – the Chief Communications Officer – used n-word at a 60-person meeting in 2018. Mo & # 39; Nique was not present at this meeting.
She also states that Netflix is allowed Kevin Spacey use the word n while on the "House of Cards" set without any consequence. In the process, she claims that Spacey complained to her personal security guards: "I don't want [n-words] on my set more. "She's not suing Spacey.
Mo & Nique also used a big pay gap in Netflix's hit "The Crown" to illustrate the alleged discrimination. She says the actress who plays Queen Elizabeth II was paid $ 14k per episode less than the actor who played Prince philip – and only corrected the mistake after there was a public protest on the subject.
It is suing Netflix for unspecified damages and an injunction forcing Netflix to change its discriminatory policies.
We contacted Netflix and Kevin Spacey for comment.