Mo’Nique Writes ‘Open Letter’ To Oprah; Accuses Oprah Of Having Double Standard On Harvey Weinstein

If you thought Mo’Nique was over her issues with media magnate Oprah Winfrey, then you were wrong. The comedienne and actress is now taking Oprah to task over what Mo’Nique suggests is a racial double standard by Oprah, who has made tons of loot off documentaries exploring sexual allegations against successful Black men, while, Mo’Nique says, Oprah has been MIA regarding disgraced former Hollywood bigwig Harvey Weinstein.

In a long-ass post on social media, Mo’Nique questions why Oprah highlighted sexual allegations against deceased King of Pop Michel Jackson, and Hip Hop titan Russell Simmons while, Mo’Nique suggests, not giving Weinstein the full treatment as well.

Dear @oprah,
I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.?
The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”. Love you to life,


Weinstein, a well-connected Hollywood producer and director, has been accused of raping dozens of women over several years, and faces tons of time behind bars if convicted.

Oprah has steadfastly claimed she knew nothing about Weinstein’s alleged activities.

Oprah has chronicled accusations against Jackson and just recently abandoned a planned doc that was to explore alleged sexual misconduct leveled at Simmons.

The seemingly countless accusations against Weinstein helped mobilize the #MeToo movement.

Its unclear if Oprah plans to read this letter, or is paying any attention at all to Mo’Nique, who has accused Oprah of blacklisting her along with her powerful buddies Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels.

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