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Mo'Nique settles sex and racial discrimination, retaliation lawsuit with Netflix

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Netflix and Mo'Nique have settled what could be a precedent-setting lawsuit regarding sex and racial discrimination.The case stems from a 2017 meeting between the Oscar-winning Precious star and the streaming site, which was looking to ramp up its stand-up comedy content at the time.Mo'Nique, whose real name isMonique Hicks, 54, refused a 2017 offer of $500,000 for a comedy special in which the streaming service would have complete control over the one-hour show, including owning the copyright and retaining all audio-only rights.

Settled: Mo'Nique and Neflix have settled a sex and racial discrimination and retaliation lawsuit three years after the actress, 54, filed the complaint against the streaming giant.

Pictured Atlanta January 2016 Retaliation: The Oscar winner called the streamer's initial $500 thousand offer for a one-hour comedy special discriminatory.

She later accused executives of retaliation when they refused to continue negotiationsIn turning down the offer, The Bessie actress told executives she thought the low-ball offer was discriminatory.

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