Back in November Mo’Nique, who performed at the Spread The Love Tour in DC on March 20, said she channeled the abuse she suffered from her brother into her award winning performance for Precious.
In an unlikely turn of events that brother went on Oprah today to apologize. Gerald Imes told Oprah Winfrey that he did in fact molest his sister when he was 13 and she was 7 or 8. He said that he himself was molested and was using drugs by the time he was 11. The interview is not a surprise to Mo’Nique who declined to join him today, but did give Winfrey her blessing. “She said if your expressing what you had done to her could save one family then it would be worth it,” Winfrey told Imes.