Mo’Nique Sues CBS And Paramount For Unpaid ‘Parkers’ Royalties

Mo’Nique hopes to safe what she feels are deserved cash for the continuing success of The Parkers. On Wednesday (April 12), the actress and comic filed a lawsuit towards CBS and Paramount.

She launched a press release on social media relating to her choice.

“At present we filed a lawsuit to be sure that we’re pretty paid cash that we’re owed for The Parkers. Actors depend on the great religion of Hollywood corporations to honor their revenue participation agreements,” Mo’Nique wrote. The Parkers was an enormous success and continues to be a income by syndication and streaming channels.”

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Mo’Nique was the starring actress within the sitcom, which aired for 5 seasons and 110 episodes from 1999 to 2004. The present acquired a number of NAACP Picture Award and BET Award nominations between 2001-2005. Mo received Excellent Actress In A Comedy Collection on the NAACP Picture Awards in 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005.

Right here’s Why Mo’Nique Filed The ‘Parkers’ Lawsuit

In accordance with the lawsuit paperwork obtained by The Related Press, Mo is suing for breach of contract. She’s claiming CBS and Paramount weakened the sitcom’s profitability to “retain tens of millions that will in any other case be contractually due.”

The go well with says CBS and Paramount owe the cash to Mo’Nique’s manufacturing firm, Hicks Media. Mo owns the corporate together with her husband, Sidney Hicks–whom she lovingly praised in her newly launched Netflix particular, My Title Is Mo’Nique. 

“Whereas the Collection has confirmed to be a serious monetary success for its producers and distributors, the sequence’ expertise haven’t bee permitted to share within the fruits of that success,” the lawsuit claims.

Mo’Nique elaborated on this declare in her social media response to the go well with.

“To additional make my level, the Government Producers of “The Parkers” took authorized motion for a similar issues that I’ve, and so they’ve already settled. Sadly, all too usually, expertise will get stored in the dead of night. We’re wanting ahead to shedding some mild on the topic! I LOVE US 4REAL!!”

The Parkers has reportedly been accessible for streaming on Netflix since 2020. In her lawsuit and on social media, Mo says she realized concerning the sequence creators and writers not receiving their cash after they filed and settled their lawsuit.

Together with CBS and Paramount, Mo’Nique additionally named the sitcom’s manufacturing firm, Huge Ticket Productions, as a defendant. The actress is hoping to find out  “the contractual compensation” she’s earned and allegedly owed at trial.

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