Oscar winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique is not very happy with talk show maven Oprah Winfrey right now. As you know, Mo’Nique’s brother Gerald Imes appeared on Oprah’s show on Monday where he recalled molesting his younger sister when he was a teenager.
Siblings molesting each other is nothing new to the black community. For most black families it’s a shameless secret that no one wishes to discuss publicly. Rarely does the police or social services get involved since the acts of incest often go unreported until the young victims confide in outsiders.
When I worked as a nurse at a juvenile facility, roughly 50% of the detainees there were incarcerated for molesting their younger sisters and brothers.
But according to Radaronline.com, Mo’Nique denies the molestation ever ocurred — at least not the way her brother recalls it.
Winfrey - who also suffered sexual abuse - wanted to make sure that the Precious star fully understood what her estranged brother would say after he originally approached her to appear on the show. On the show - which aired on Monday - Imes confirmed that the molestation continued for a year or two, starting when he was 13 and Mo’Nique was 7 or 8.But Mo’Nique believes her brother lied on the show and didn’t convey the full extent of what he did to her. As a result, her relationship with her brother and her parents, who also appeared on the show, is worse than ever.