Mo’Nique is pretty pissed off about her brother doing an interview with Oprah talking about how he molested his Oscar-winning sister. She’s been sitting pretty ever since she cleaned up during award season this year for her role in Precious.
But now her dark skeletons are out of the closet since her brother Gerald Imes appeared on Oprah earlier this week to confess his crime. “I abused and betrayed the trust of another sibling, my sister, my blood sister,” he said on the show. “I’m sorry, Mo’Nique. I’m sorry.”
As you may know, Oprah and Mo’Nique are “close acquaintances,” and the actress gave Lady O her permission to run the interview. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Oprah was the executive producer for Precious, and likely helped it get so much PR, which in turn led to all the awards.
A source close to Mo’Nique tells Radar, “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.”
Mo’Nique is apparently pissed now, and says the interview has made her relationship with both her brother and her parents, who also appeared on the episode, worse than ever.
The source added: “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.Also, she is angry that he did not get any help or enter a rehab and she does not trust him around children.”
And Mo’Nique has even declined an invitation by Oprah to appear on the show now! She must be really angry to not even want to appear on Oprah! That’s an invite most stars would never decline. Did you see the interview? Would you be pissed if you were Mo’Nique?