*The brother of Oscar winner Mo’Nique appears on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” today to admit that he molested the Oscar winner for “a year or two” when they were children, and to apologize to his sister.
“I abused and betrayed the trust of another sibling, my sister, my blood sister,” said Gerald Imes, who began molesting Mo’Nique when he was 13 and Mo’Nique was about 7 or 8. He apologized to the actress, saying “I’m sorry, Mo’Nique. I’m sorry.”
“Hopefully somewhere, somehow as siblings we can come back together as brother and sister,” he said.
Mo’Nique, who has discussed her brother’s molestation in previous interviews, said she didn’t want to participate in today’s show, but gave Winfrey her blessing.
“She said if your expressing what you had done to her could save one family then it would be worth it,” Winfrey told Imes.
“It was such a heartbreaking thing to accept,” said Mo’Nique and Gerald’s mother, Alice Imes, who was also on today’s show along with their father.