D.L. Hughley has fired off again at Mo’Nique’s remarks about himself and his family on his radio show Monday afternoon.
Over the weekend, Mo’Nique continued her scorched-earth plan of decimating Hughley’s character, a continuation of her beef with Hughley over what was originally thought to be a contract dispute. But as the days have gone on, Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks have included all manner of attacks, such as disrespecting his marriage, calling him a “coward,” and reposting a video in which Hughley details his mistakes as a father regarding how he handled his youngest daughter’s sexual trauma.
On his radio show, Hughley (seemingly with his daughter in the studio), addressed Mo'Nique on behalf of his daughter, whom he said was upset and crying over the weekend after Mo'Nique brought up her trauma.
With his daughter’s permission, he also explained the full details of what caused her daughter’s trauma.
“She proceeded to talk about how I let a man touch my child, which nothing could be further from the truth,” he said. “They were both 13 years old. They were friends that had grown up together. She told me about it years later, and when she told me about it, I, and this is I’ll admit to this day, denied [it.] I said, ‘Well, you know, that’s what kids do.'”
"Now, that was my estimation of it, that was not her interpretation of it, and she was hurt by that. I will never forgive myself for not a) believing her and b) handling it the way I did," he continued. "But for Mo'Nique a) to put a man in that room, which never happened, and b) to bring up sexual trauma in an argument that has nothing to do with what you're talking about, is unconscionable."
“…[Y]ou and your husband putting a man in my daughter’s room when that is not what I said, and weaponizing it in a trite argument shows exactly how low you are. You are a monster, you literally are,” he continued. “You didn’t play Precious’s mother, you let her out. You stopped pretending to be human and you won…an Oscar for being exactly who you are. Who says they love women and are there for women and ‘Protect the babies’ and would trot out someone’s sexual trauma just to use in an argument?”
He also said that he would never use someone's sexual trauma because, as he said, "that's not where I live" mentally.
He also said that he will never have Mo’Nique on his radio show and around his children.
“You don’t get to break my family,” he said.
Watch the full video below:
His oldest daughter, Ryan Nicole Shepard, was the first to come out against Mo'Nique's use of her sister's trauma, writing in part that she wanted the comedian to keep her family's names out of Mo'Nique's "poisonous mouth."
“You’ve now publicly disrespected my mother–who I love and care for very much–and my baby sister–who I love and care for very much to get back at my father–who I love, respect and care for very much. At this point, I feel like you are asking my family and myself to act out of character,” she on Mo’Nique’s Instagram page. “Out of all the things you could have legitimately said about my dad, if that’s the route you wanted to take, you chose to be deliberately mean and hurtful to two Black women who have nothing to do with this conversation.”
"Using my mama and my sister to show people my father's character only shows how little mental stability, dignity, morality and respect you have not only for yourself but other Black women," she continued.
“You’re clearly two crayons short of the full box sis. You’re disgusting and you absolutely need to keep every single member of MY family’s name out of your poisonous mouth. Not because you can do us harm, you can’t. But because you are adding to the historical and systematic disrespect and trauma of other Black woman…who you claim to love. And for what? A check? You’re bringing up trauma for a concert line-up discrepancy? All you’ve done is proven that you have no moral compass. Nothing is too far in your question to prove a point and I’m blessed that my parents raised children who have no idea how you could possibly go here.”