Mo’Nique posted what she referred to as an “open letter” to Oprah on Monday evening. In the post, the 52-year-old makes contrasts and comparisons between Winfrey’s involvement with documentaries about sexual assault allegations against Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons versus Harvey Weinstein.
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 comedian/actress, whose comedy special “Mo’Nique & Friends” premieres on Showtime on Friday, went on to say that the “only difference between” the legendary pop musician and hip-hop mogul as compared to former film executive Weinstein is “skin color.”