Mo'Nique's Brother Says He Molested Her
Mo'Nique's brother says he molested the Oscar-winning actress when they were children, and he wants to apologize to her.
"I abused and betrayed the trust of another sibling, my sister, my blood sister," Gerald Imes said during Monday's Oprah Winfrey Show. "I'm sorry, Mo'Nique. I'm sorry."
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Imes, who claims he too was molested and was using drugs and alcohol at the age of 11, said that he molested Mo'Nique for about a year or two when he was 13 and she was 7 or 8.
"Hopefully, somewhere, somehow, as siblings, we can come back together as brother and sister," he said.
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The Precious star, who has previously said her brother molested her, did not appear on the episode. But Winfrey said Mo'Nique gave the daytime talk show host her blessing to conduct the interview.
"She said, if your expressing what you had done to her could save one family, then it would be worth it," Winfrey told Imes.
An email to Mo'Nique's rep was not immediately returned.