Mo'Nique Is Suing CBS & Paramount for Unpaid Royalties on 'The Parkers'


According to PEOPLE Magazine, actress Mo'Nique is suing CBS Studios, Paramount Pictures and its production partner Big Ticket Productions over unpaid royalties from her sitcom The Parkers.

"While the Series has proven to be a major financial success for its producers and distributors, the series' talent have not been permitted to share in the fruits of that success," the lawsuit, filed by Hicks Media and obtained by PEOPLE Wednesday, reads.

The comedian and actress (née Monique Hicks) starred as Nicole 'Nikki' Parker in the series, which ran for five seasons from 1999-2004. The Parkers was a spin-off of Moesha, which starred Brandy as the title character and ran for six seasons.

Mo'Nique is seeking monetary damages in the 12-page lawsuit, though the action doesn't specify a number, instead asking for the amount to be determined at a jury trial. She also asked the cost of the suit and the attorney's fees to be covered by defendants.

Looks like a messy situation. Watch Mo'nique's latest Netflix special to hear more on what she's been up to -- see the trailer below:

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