Barbara Walters Turned Down Interviewing Mo’Nique’s BrotherPublished by Clay Cane on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:12 am.
Ever since the controversial interview aired of Oprah talking with Mo’Nique’s family, particularly her brother who molested her, rumors have been spinning. Now, RadarOnline is reporting that the Oscar winner is upset with Oprah for doing the interview. However, at the start of the interview Oprah said that she asked Mo’Nique and got her blessing. I will believe it if it comes from Mo’Nique’s or Oprah’s mouth.
Other reports claim Mo’ is upset because her brother continued to lie about certain specifics of the molestation.
Thursday on The View, the legendary Barbara Walters revealed that Mo’Nique’s family came to her, but she turned down the interview. She felt as if there were financial reasons for the family wanting to do the interview and did not want to be involved. Walters said, “I turned it down. There were my reasons, I also spoke to other members of her family and it seems that Mo’Nique was financially helping the whole family. When she married her husband, Sidney Hicks, who takes very good care of her and is her manager and her protector, for various reasons broke off with the family.” Walters added, “My feeling was that it was their way of getting back because they wanted the financial support. It began to seem to me like a somewhat unappealing, unattractive story.” Walters did interview Mo’Nique for her annual Oscar special.
Check out the clip below.