Netflix released this statement in response:
“We care deeply about inclusion, equity, and diversity and take any accusations of discrimination very seriously. We believe our opening offer to Mo’Nique was fair — which is why we will be fighting this lawsuit.”
The state of Georgia also filed a tax lien against Mo'Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks on September 11, 2019 for unpaid taxes with penalties, collection costs and interest totaling $60,365 for the years 2015 and 2016. The original total was $31,445.71.
Last year, the AJC reported she also owed $560,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid federal taxes, with penalties and interest.