Academy Award winner Moique Nique filed a lawsuit against Netflix on Thursday accusing the streaming service of gender and racial discrimination of offering far less than other comedians for a proposed special.
The Star Has Alleged That Netflix offered $ 500,000 for a one-hour stand-up special two years ago, compared to the millions paid to other comedians, "has further heightened the pay gap for black women."
Black women typically receive 61 cents for each one Lean In, a website that campaigns for more equitable jobs, white men are paid a dollar.
"Moique denied Netflix's discriminatory pay offer, pointing out that it was discriminatory, and asked Netflix to do the right thing by negotiating fair pay," the lawsuit says. "In response, Netflix did the opposite. He dug his heels into the ground, refused to bargain fairly and stood behind his discriminatory offer. "
The longtime comedian and actress made headlines when she aired issues with Netflix's" lowball offer ", which made up only a fraction of what Netflix accounted for paid other (not black female) comedians.
At that time, Mo Nique called his comedian colleague Amy Schumer to point out the netflix gap offered.
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"In stark contrast, when a white comedian rejected her bid (in the face of how much lower it was than comparable Netflix has rethought and expanded its offering, "Mo'Nique claims, adding that Netflix has blacklisted her statement for retaliation.
Ne tflix did not immediately respond to the request of Buzzfeed News for a comment.
Moique, however, made a statement on the lawsuit through her Instagram.  "I had a decision to make: I could accept what I considered discrimination, or I could champion those who came before me and those who came after me," she wrote. 19659013] In addition to Monique's personal discrimination claims, the lawsuit also highlights streaming service because of a lack of diversity among executives, the "repeated use of the N-word" by a former executive, and the alleged treatment of the company Executives compared to their male counterparts.
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