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Mo'Nique's Brother Admits Abuse On Oprah!

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So sad. Hopefully, this will give her a bit of closure.

After over 30 years of denial, Mo'Nique's brother has sat down in a one-on-one interview with Oprah Winfrey to admit that he sexually abused his sister and to apologize for it.

Gerald Imes first claims to Oprah that he was himself abused, which is what sent him into a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and ultimately, abusing his younger sister. At the age of eleven, Gerald was already deep into cocaine and heroin and by the time he was 13, he began molesting Mo'Nique. She was only seven.

The abuse lasted four years, then Mo'Nique finally had the courage to tell her parents the truth. They were also in the audience of Oprah as their son shared his story and confessed that though they threw Gerald out initially, they welcomed him back into their home after only a month. Gerald was then later sentenced to 12 years in prison for molesting someone else.

Despite everything, Gerald only had one thing that he wanted to share - an apology to his sister. He said:

"I'm here today to acknowledge that I've been in denial for over 30 years. I just want to say I'm sorry."

Sometimes sorry just isn't enough.

Poor Mo'Nique. Girl should be proud to have stayed so strong for so many years. We're sure proud of you!

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41 comments to “Mo'Nique's Brother Admits Abuse On Oprah!”



  1. 1

    I'm sure Mo's beside herself with glee knowing that you are proud of her, ass wipe. I think she's a strong woman and does not need anyone to feel pity for her. I know Oprah got her blessing but all the bitch is doing is grabbing ratings for someone else's heartache. She should be ashamed.



  2. 2

    THAT APOLOGY SHOULD BE BETWEEN HIM AND MONIQUE…. HE'S APOLOGIZING TO HER WITHOUT HER EVEN BEING THERE AND FOR MILLIONS TO SEE? IT JUST SEEMS INSINCERE TO ME…



  3. 3

    i cant stand this woman

    all she says is ok sugahhh

    sugahh everything

    annoying hairy legged bitch



  4. 4

    oh my god



  5. 5

    And still Mo'nique is so full of Joy.. I believe this is what got her to do the role of Precious' mom..



  6. 6

    That's horrible. If he was really sorry he would do this in private, not in front of millions of people for publicity. All this does is create a media frenzy for her… which could ultimately just make it worse.

    I hope he doesn't have kids.

  7. SeeMe says – reply to this


    7

    Whether he apologized to her in person…isn't known yet. Glad he came and acknowledged what he did. But, apologizing on Oprah puts him back in the slime/douche category again.



  8. 8

    too much information



  9. 9

    Now I understand where she got the inspiration for her performance in Precious. Not a fan of hers, but she blew me away in that film. Absolutely amazing. Her brother's a douche bag for announcing this most private issue to millions on TV. Cashing in on her fame and Oscar win. Asshole.



  10. 10

    "closure"? is this like a codeword for cheap, crass publicity?



  11. 11

    If he means it, then it is a good thing. If he did it for the media coverage, then eff him.

  12. Merab says – reply to this


    12

    I don´t get. What´s the point to do it on Oprah?
    That´s some really(I mean REALLY) serious and complicated shiz. And he goes there to apologize..on fucking TV show…WTF with people???
    Exposing that to millions by that way can actually harm his sister even more…
    I only imagine what she could feel …



  13. 13

    I just watched the show. He's awful. He thinks that because he said he did it and because he said he was sorry that makes it all better and now we should look at him as if he is a hero. He is someone who should never be allowed to be around children. He said he was molested and makes the statement like that's the reason he hurt his sister. Its not acceptable. She protects herself and children by seperating herself from him. I don't know how you can forget such horrible act and it was your brother that did it to you. Mo Nique should know she didn't do anything wrong for such an act and she's a good mom to protect her children from him.



  14. 14

    Not for you to judge, jerkoff!



  15. 15

    and Oprah is a sleaze-monger, by the way



  16. 16

    What I find pretty low is that her parents stated that Mo'Niquehurt them and that she should have discussed this with the family first before being public with it. Are they fuckign serious? Her asshole parents are more worried about being exposed than about her feelings. She has the right to tell whoever she wants, whenever she wants and however she wants, they have zero say in t. They blew their chance to be good parents and have to live with that now.



  17. 17

    When Oprah asked him how he felt when Mo'nique told, he said "Well, I wasn't angry"
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    WTF??? Hey Jackass, you have NO right to be "angry" - Mo does. And the blame it on "it happened to me, too" is a fucking tired EXCUSE.
    -



  18. 18

    Re: onlyme – this happens literally ALL the time. The family having a good name WAY outweights the rights of the victim.
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    Its hidden secrets like that which will kill a person. You Go, Mo, for talking publically about it.



  19. 19

    In defense of O, who I don't really watch - she did just stare daggers at him for a few of his answers. If she could have ripped him apart, I think she would have.



  20. 20

    Hope that confession buys alot of cocaine and heroin.



  21. 21

    i cant stand her or her hairy legs…take care of that crap mo'

  22. Shaun says – reply to this


    22

    well perz you fucktard I dont think it is up to you to accept his apology or not. horses ass.

  23. Rokk says – reply to this


    23

    If he admits to it then he should go to prison for what he did.



  24. 24

    All molesters shoud be in jail for life. They can not be fixed. Look at poor Jaycee Dugard and Elizbeth Smart . This creep should not have been on that show. How Dare her even have him on her show him, a molester or a woman beater. What the heck is wrong with OPPIE.



  25. 25

    Well…He is a victim too. He, apparently, was molested as well. They should discuss this within the family and in therapy. It's goes a lot deeper than, "Poor Mo 'Nique", the girl, the Oscar-Winning actress. Men are molested, too. It's sad that he (and many) male victims turned out to be a perp as well…the cycle of abuse.



  26. 26

    Her brother said: "I touched her in ways uncomfortable for her."
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    Hey Dickhead Bro - you touched a 7 year old child - you are a pedophile - quit the bullshit "uncomfortable for her." What, some 7 year old would like being molested?
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    He's a total ass.



  27. 27

    Re: Rokk – Truth is statute of limitations is around 5 years, so too late. This happens a LOT.
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    He did do 12 years in jail for molesting another child.



  28. 28

    Unbelieveable that O could sit down and talk to this moldy shit pile. He probably got paid well for appearing, and that, in itself, renders his apology null and void. I hope that, in the least, Oprah sought Mo'Nique's approval before going ahead with this. If not, then everyone involved is prime, grade-A Douche.



  29. 29

    Bad form, Oprah.



  30. 30

    damn girl!
    he fucking embarrassed ur ass!!!!
    stay strong



  31. 31

    The parents let him back in the house! They should be prosecuted…evil f***s, after failing to protect her, they let him back in the house! Too, too much…



  32. 32

    Oprah hits a new low!

  33. Ciao says – reply to this


    33

    Well, it is out in the open now. It's always encouraging for all those who have suffered to be able to stand tall and say "I was molested by my brother/mother/father/uncle, etc…" It showed him as a victim (sexually abused children are highly apt to repeat the situation when older) and what the effects are and it gave light to her and validated her struggle. Would I have chosen Oprah as a medium? No, but it does open the door to healing (as much as can be healed) the thousands who face this situation on a daily basis. Society is completely hypocritical on this matter - silence is gold. Neighbors, teachers, friends, grandparents, know what is going on and let it continue. I can imagine what possessed him to go on Oprah to apologize ($$$$$) but maybe, just maybe, he understood that what had happened to him as a young child did shape his future and wanted to come in the open and say so.

    I completely agree that pedophiles should be locked up for life - they can never be cured and are a threat to society.

    It must have taken a lot of courage (or complete stupidity and $$$$$$$) to do this on national TV.

  34. Ciao says – reply to this


    34

    And, yes, the parents should be arrested/prosecuted for letting him back in the house knowing what he was doing to their daughter. That makes me just sick to the stomach.



  35. 35

    And why isn't that pervert rotting in jail?!?



  36. 36

    this asshole should just kill himself. anybody that harms a child does not deserve to live. i don't give a shit what their excuse is.



  37. 37

    lol



  38. 38

    I personally hope that Oprah did not do this interview without first speaking to Monique…not her people but to Monique personally. As a fellow molestation victom; Oprah owed Monique that respect. And we all know Oprah does not need the ratings boost or the cash. If Oprah did not get permission; then she's not the woman I thought she was!



  39. 39

    There is NEVER EVER EVER any excuse for harming a child. His apologies are falling on deaf ears over here. Fuck off and die screaming Gerald.



  40. 40

    He had a little smirk on his face throughout the whole interview and so did his buddies, and his parents appeared to be clueless. I don't get how people do not understand how horribly damaging this is to a child for life. And I don't understand how someone can do such horrible things to a child. Pedophiles should get life or worse, bottomline.



  41. 41

    poor lady