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Mo’Nique Sues CBS And Paramount For ‘Parkers’ Royalties

April 13, 2023 | By Kali Girl

According to AP News, actress and comedian Mo’Nique is taking legal action against CBS and Paramount over claims that she has not received the royalties she is owed from her popular sitcom “The Parkers.

She filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging that the defendants deliberately reduced the show’s profitability to “retain millions that would otherwise be contractually due” to Mo’Nique’s production company.

“While the Series has proven to be a major financial success for its producers and distributors, the series’ talent have not been permitted to share in the fruits of that success,” the suit says.

Hicks Media, the production company co-owned by Mo’Nique and her business partner and husband, Sidney Hicks, has filed a lawsuit against CBS Studios, Paramount Pictures, and Big Ticket Productions, the production company responsible for the show.

The lawsuit, which aims to secure monetary damages that will be determined during the trial.  According to the lawsuit, the creators and writers of the series were reportedly also underpaid, and it was only recently when they filed a similar lawsuit that Mo’Nique became aware of the alleged breach of contract.

“I just want the contractual compensation that I’ve earned,” Mo’Nique said in a statement.

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