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Mo’Nique "Not Happy" Oprah Interviewed Her Brother

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We're sure it was a hard thing to listen to and watch.

Mo’Nique's brother, Gerald Imes was on The Oprah Winfrey Show earlier this week, attempting to apologize and provide insight on the many years he sexually molested his younger sister.

Though originally she gave Oprah her blessing, sources say that Mo'Nique is "not happy" with the direction the interview took. Supposedly, Mo'Nique feels that her brother lied about many of details about the abuse and was not "sympathetic enough towards her."

In particular, Mo'Nique was upset to hear Gerald claim that he molested his sister while she was asleep. According to sources close to her, she has always said that she was “wide awake and scared of him."

Now, instead of bridging the gap between the family, Mo'Nique is said to want nothing to do with any of them again and refuses to speak to them. She also allegedly declining to appear on Oprah's show again because of how the interview was handled.

Tsk, tsk. Don't take it too personally, O. You might not have asked the right questions, but he's the one who really should feel the shame!

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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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