RadarOnline broke exclusive news yesterday reporting that Oscar winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique is not pleased with how the Oprah Winfrey interview with her brother Gerald Imes turned out.

Although Mo’Nique gave Oprah her blessing to interview her brother, she declined an invitation to join the show.

According to the report, Mo’Nique’s brother sought out Oprah for an interview, calling the Talk Show Queen asking if he could appear on the show.

The interview aired on Monday – Imes confirmed he molested his sister, Mo’Nique. Imes indicated that the molestation continued for a year or two starting when he was 13 and Mo’Nique was 7 or 8.

In what was Imes’ effort of bringing an estranged family together is reportedly now worse than ever.

The source also stated, “Oprah and Mo’Nique were never the best of friends. Mo’Nique was less than impressed with how the interview played out as she felt her brother lied and that it was not sympathetic enough towards her. The source adds, “Mo’Nique was particularly upset that Gerald lied to Oprah that he molested her while she was sleeping because she was wide awake and scared of him. She (Mo’Nique) is angry that he did not get any help or enter a rehab and she does not trust him around children.”

Was it a poor decision for Oprah to accept Mo’Nique’s brother’s request for an interview? Speak on it!

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  • DS

    I thought Oprah did actually stick up for Monique’s side, and she did what an interviewer (not prosecutor) does: she interviewed.

    I would imagine Mo’Nique has every right to be furious, and is more infuriated by him having any platform to speak (and not speak truthfully – in her view) than by Oprah, because I felt Oprah did an amazing job at being as neutral as possible about a subject that clearly infuriates her, too.

  • I did not see the show. I would like to say I cannot judge what is right or wrong. I can say that the first step to healing is to admit there is a problem. The next step is to seek help such as counseling and therapy…. which can take years….only then, can one begin to mend a broken family, if they chose to do so. I do know that sexual abuse is very damaging to the victims because…I see this all the time…. I am a nurse , RN and I work with abused adolscents on a daily basis. My concern is for the children/ adolscents who get help ( therapy) and the system puts them back in the broken environment…What is in the dark will always come to the light…I can only hope and pray that both Mo’ Nique and her brother will get the help that they need to move forward in their lives…God Bless you all…