Mo’Nique’s Lawsuit Against Netflix Moves To Next Phase.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Picture Perfect/REX/Shutterstock (1274649f) Monique 83rd Academy Awards Nomination Announcements, Los Angeles, America - 25 Jan 2011 Last year's Best Supporting Actress MoNique joined Academy President Tom Sherak to announce this year's Oscar nominees ahead of the ceremony on 27th February. The King's Speech leads the field with a total of 12 nods, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Colin Firth and Best Supporting for Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. The Coen brothers' True Grit has 10 nominations, while The Social Network and Inception both have 8. Also nominated for Best Picture are Black Swan, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, Toy Story 3 and Winter's Bone. Best Actor nods also go to Javier Bardem, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeff Bridges and James Franco, while Best Actress sees Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence and Michelle Williams battle it out. Christian Bale, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner are hoping for the Best Supporting Actor gong, while Amy Adams, Melissa Leo and Hailee Steinfeld are gunning for Best Supporting Actress.

A judge’s decision will allow Mo’nique’s lawsuit against Netflix to advance.

Actress/comedian Mo’nique’s lawsuit against streaming giant Netflix will continue after a judge refused to dismiss the case. The Oscar-winning actress is suing the company for gender and racial discrimination in terms of pay.

Netflix’s Mo’nique problem won’t go away anytime soon as the second motion to dismiss the case got denial from Judge Andre Birrote Jr.

In a statement, Judge Birrote said: “Mo’Nique plausibly alleges that, after she spoke out and called her initial offer discriminatory, Netflix retaliated against her by shutting down its standard practice of negotiating in good faith that typically results in increased monetary compensation beyond the ‘opening offer’ and denying her increased compensation as a result.”

Mo’nique’s lawsuit against Netflix comes from a $500,000 offer to do a comedy special for the streaming service. However, the award-winning, box office sellout actress feels that the proposal was a “discriminatory low ball offer”.

Other comedians such as Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and Ellen Degeneres got millions to do their specials.

Thus, lawyers for Mo’ nique are arguing that Netflix’s offer was representative of the “pay gap suffered by black women”.

Additionally, Netflix made it worse by discontinuing negotiations. This alone could prove to be the nail in the coffin because it’ doesn’t follow the “good faith” standard of bargaining.

The timing of this case could not be worse for the company because the streaming wars are heating up. Disney +, HBO max, and Apple TV are the new massive players, while peacock, Qubi, and others are the little fish. Either way, Netflix is no longer the only shark in the water, and even with positive numbers this quarter. The company still has an uphill battle in holding its ground as the number 1 streaming company.

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