Barbara Walters Turned Down Interviewing Mo’Nique’s Brother

Published by Clay Cane on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 10:12 am.

moniquesagEver 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.

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BLACk Said on

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stephanie Said on

I was a little disappointed in Oprah for having Monique’s family on her show. I feel like you don’t have to grant every interview. If her brother wanted to make an apology he could have written her a letter, it didn’t have to be brought to television for the world to hear and see. If I could say something to Monique it would be this, keep doing what your doing, raising your children and keeping them safe,but at the same time don’t let this get the best of you in not talking to your parents for whatever part they played in this situation, May God continue to keep you.



Marshall. A Said on

I feel the same way he should have never been on Oprah Show. Monique keep up your head up and enjoy life.



queen Said on

I wouldn’t have did the interview because it just wasn’t needed for the healing process.I do think that I have a concern with Sidney coming in and things changing. I know another person may have another perspective but to be wealthy and not support your aging parents is kind of dare i say foul. Especially if you have always done it. Now in many communities molestation is not always discussed. It is not unusual that many parents are in denial. What do they do? Do they scorn one child? Do they get them all help?How do they not abandon one child and get help for the other? It can happen with therapy and other alternatives to denial but they choose the path-wasn’t smart but they did.So, if I was Oprah I wouldn’t have entertained this situation permission or not. Monique will have to eventually communicate with her parents.I’m sorry.Her brother-nope.Her parent’s yes….Sydney is a man..husband or not. Your parents are your parents….period.



Anne Said on

Oprah often interviews both the victims and the perpetrators. People don’t understand perpetrators and want to see them have to own up to and be confronted about their vicious acts. In this case Oprah would not do the show without Monique’s blessing and that is admirable. I don’t know why Barbara felt the need to announce that she turned down the interview. Maybe the pats on the back that she is getting will help her get over the pit that she felt in her stomach when she saw Oprah’s ratings.



dacounselor Said on

When did Barbara Walters become the queen? Oprah should be commended for letting us hear the other side of the story. Remember Monique’s brother was molested making him a victim too. I agree with the Family being it that the parents handled the situation the best they could depending on what Monique was telling them, Why blacks seem to air their dirty laundry when their careers get a come up? (Tyler Perry, Donnie McClurkin, Monique etc.) I think somewhere in their minds, they still have that slave mentality. Guess what Monique? WHITE FOLKS DON’T CARE! I’m not diminshing the molestation in any way, however, when God brings you out into a Great blessing, stop looking back like Lot’s wife in the Old testaments. It’s time for healing and TRUE forgiveness Monique. It is amusing how you can be so forgiving IF your husband stepped out on you, but your heart is hardened against your own blood. I pray for you(Monique) to receive your healing. God is not the author of confusion. Be blessed.



Kat Matt Said on

I mean, IDK but I do believe that he could have apologized to her privately. Not everyone wants to know about everyone’s private life. But with all in mind, Go Monique and do your thing girl.



Renee Hightower Said on

Before I begin I am a huge fan of Monique. I love her attitude and she seems to always promote love between all people, in addition to being a beautiful, well dressed, educated woman, wife and mother. I do have to say though and I am sure my opinion is not a very popular one, but we have to learn to forgive. Its God’s way. I am a female that has dealt with incest and #?#? within my own family and forgiveness is part of the healing process. She needs to forgive for herself, parents and her brother. It does not excuse his behavior, but her brother was a child as well, when these events occurred. Her parents love both of their children. How to deal with a situation like this is extremely difficult for all parties involved. Monique’s motto is all about love or is that only for the perfect, non-sinners in the world. If we can’t learn to forgive each other for our sins and we are sinners ourselves, how do we expect God to forgive ours and he is without sin. Not trying to get too biblical, but that’s what it is all about. She does not have to resume financially supporting her family, but forgiveness and love is essential in a family. Again, I am not saying her brother was not wrong for his actions and deserved to be punished, but he also deserves to be loved and forgiven. Adolescents are very confused and curious about sexuality at that age, and while I am sure he knew what he was doing was wrong I am sure he had know idea of the extent of pain that his actions would cause Monique. May God Bless and Keep You and Your Family Monique. Love You.







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