On Tuesday Damon Dash filed a lawsuit again Lee Daniels for a breach of contract in a previous settlement over $2 million dollars Dash previously loaned Daniels.
Accompanying his lawsuit, Dash posted a video to his Instagram in which he confronted Daniels about the monies owed.
A correlation struck on social media with Dash’s complaint against Daniels and comedian’s Mo’Nique.
Lee Daniels needed money to film Precious, so he borrowed $2M from Dame Dash
Lee Daniels Asked Mo’Nique as a friend to Star In his movie for $50K
Precious earns $63m
Dame is NOT paid back his $2m
Mo’Nique is BLACKLISTED after asking for more money to promote the film overseas
— PrometheusRisesAgain (@prometheus50K) June 26, 2018
Mo’Nique has been claiming that she was unfairly labeled difficult by Daniels after not agreeing to do free promotion overseas for the 2009 film Precious. [The film she was paid $50,000 for and that grossed $63 million.]
Since the conversation begin, Mo’Nique has been consistent in her claims. She did nothing contractually wrong, and she wasn’t going to “play the game.” But as she continued making her assertions, adding Oprah and Tyler Perry to the conversation, she didn’t get strong community support.
Many social users exclaimed she was “doing too much,” and that “it was apart of her job” to promote the film; however, since Dash’s video has hit the scene, users have begin thinking maybe she is right. Maybe what she’s be saying all along is true.
Mo’Nique hasn’t changed her story, but a man pointing out Daniels credibility made many question their position on Mo’Nique’s complaint. And some users have pointed out why it’s an issue.
Mo’Nique has said over and over again that Lee Daniels wronged her, and she’s been dragged through the mud. But suddenly, it’s believable because Dame Dash publicly confronted him. pic.twitter.com/M0dhMCh3Ll
— Evette Dionne 🤷🏾♀️ (@freeblackgirl) June 27, 2018
It’s crazy that Dame Dash crazy ass serves as a point of validity for Monique. Y’all really don’t listen to women.
— Queen of Southfield (@JENNontheRocks_) June 26, 2018
Y’all never thought Mo’Nique was lying about Lee Daniels’ character. But y’all did want her to shut up and stay in a Black woman’s “place.”
— Le Diable Noir ⚜️♠️ (@TendentiousG) June 26, 2018
It’s problematic that her voice alone wasn’t enough, but unfortunately, that isn’t uncommon.