Mo’Nique’s Brother Admits He Molested Her

CHICAGO — Oscar winner Mo’Nique‘s brother says he molested the actress when they were children and he wants to apologize to her.

Gerald Imes said Monday on ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ that he was 13 when the molestation occurred and Mo’Nique was 7 or 8. Imes says he decided to appear on Winfrey’s show to apologize to Mo’Nique and “bring back some family unity.”

Mo’Nique has discussed her brother’s molestation in previous interviews. She hasn’t responded to a request for comment sent to her publicist. Winfrey says Mo’Nique didn’t want to be a part of the interview but gave Winfrey her blessing.

Mo’Nique received the supporting actress Academy Award in March for her role in ‘Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.’

Watch Gerald’s Confession to Oprah:

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