Gerald Imes Admits Molesting Mo'Nique, Apologizes to Sister on Oprah

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Gerald Imes, Mo'Nique's "monster" older brother, has come clean.

After decades of denying allegations, Imes finally owned up to horrific claims made by Mo'Nique - that he was her childhood molester - to Oprah Winfrey.

"I'm here today to first acknowledge what I've been denial for for 37 years, and that is I did assault and inappropriately touch my sister in manners that were uncomfortable for her," he said. "And for that, I apologize."

"I'm humbly sorry that those actions had taken place."

Mo'Nique's parents also appeared on the show, although the Precious star herself did not participate. She did give her blessing for the sit-down to take place, saying she hoped her family's story would help other victims of abuse.

Gerald Imes, Mo'Nique's older brother, has come clean.

As for Gerald Imes, he confirmed Mo'Nique's timeline: Abusing her between ages 7-11. Mo'Nique did not tell her parents until she was 15, and only di so then after a violent incident occurred that neither she nor Imes will discuss.

Imes says he only recently realized how wrong he was.

"I accepted it as being the norm," he said, describing his own history with drug and sexual abuse. "The drugs weren't an excuse. They just allowed me and afforded me the opportunity to do the things in the back of my mind."

Hauntingly, he adds: "Most of the time, the abuse I did with my sister took place while she was asleep [or] the appearance that she was asleep."

He said his decision to come forward was watching his sister's Academy Award-winning performance in Precious and the all-too-familiar storyline.

Later in life, Imes was convicted of molesting someone and sentenced to 12 years in prison. Mo'Nique will not allow him around her twin sons.

As for why Gerald chose now to come forward, he hopes it will help rekindle his relationship with his sister: "I can only hope by coming forth today, since I couldn't reach out to her, that ... somehow... we can come back together."

"I'm sorry that it happened. I am so sorry that it happened to you, and that I was the perpetrator, the one that did it to you. However, I understand your pain. I, too, was there. Now let's share this together and move on.'"

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he obviously has mental issues

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Gerald may have been a child but he was 13. Older enough to know that you dont fool around with your sister. Its not like he was 7 too and they was both experimenting. it sadens me to see how people will justify wrong with a million excuses. Those the same ones who is just like Gerald. They too proably did wrong to someone and want to justify as it been right. I dont know Gerald may have been molested as well. It couldve been the parents. Still,no excuse for Gerald. 13 is old enough to know better. Right now Monique has to heal and its not a rush rush type of ordeal.

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Mr. know it all April 20th, 2010 10:04 AM I think its all a big lie if he touched her he had no choice she was so big everyone that lived with her must have been guilty cause how could you walk around her big ass with out touching her she is everywhere at the same time if she would have lost a few pounds he could have made it to his room with out touching her and what about when she got arrested after getting pulled over by the cops they looked down the back of her pants and found 300pounds of crack (ass crack)
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Mr. know it all April 20th, 2010 10:04 AM YOU ARE JUST TOTAL INSULT TO INJURY, WHOEVER MONSTER YOU ARE. ALSO YOU NEeD TO GET AN EDUCATION, SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE NONE AT ALL!!! SOUNDS LIKE YOU CANNOT SEE ANYTHING FURTHER THAN WHAT YOUR EYES CAN SEE....GOT NO BRAINS AT ALL...LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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To the abive reader (vswilson): Oprah is not doing anything wrong, she is making him come out and show the world the MONSTER he is, however he act or not act on stage is not Oprah's load to carry. Oprah is doing the rightest thing to bring awareness to the world/to the public about these fucking monsters...who should be jailed, get helped or have their penises cut right off!!!!!!!!!!!!period!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If I was Monique I would have bashed his damn skull in with a
object and ran. That bitch of a brother of hers need help, sick
asshole.

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saying sorry does not erase the pain and horror and it will not re-build the bridge that he burnt being a child or not he had enough sense to know what he was doing was wrong and that is something he and she will have to live with for the rest of their lives, but she did forgive him but i still dont think that he should be around her kids nor her nothing is wrong with showing love from a distance!!

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this guy was 13 when he started molesting his 7 year old sister. He himself was a child. he was a victim, (this is what i heard) that he himself was molested and this action was imitated in the molestation of his sister. his wires had been crossed when he was a kid. I think that what Gerald Imes did (in appearing on oprah and discussing such a volitile issue and openly recognising his mistakes and apologising) is very admirable and a very brave thing to do. i just hope that he is now a new and better man... and i feel sorry for him because the man i saw on TV is certainly not (any more) a monster.

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Ha hahaha! What a bunch of idiots posting here! I stumbled across this site and it left me stunned at the stupidity of people. LADIES, get off your fat arses, turn off the TV and get outside into the real world. Estimated average IQ of people posting here? About 10 (before I came that is.) Take a look at yourselves you fat monkeys - the real crime if you sitting there stuffing you faces with potatoe chips and KFC while normal people who have to work for a living provide you with your flat screens to watch Oprah.

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sick man what a sick man, NO EXCUSE to do what he did. And his sorry ass is sorry!? Really dude really... nice try. May GOD forgive your soul. Memories last forever and time doesn't alwys heal these kinds of wounds they are always going to be there no matter what. So bascially you were thinkning about your damn self and how it wouldn't effect her, SELFISH much? And as far as her come together again... i would hide my head in the dirt just like the filthy animal you are. SHAME! Im so not even gonna go on about this i can go on forver. I love you Mo'Nique

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So they can "come back together"? Is he kidding? It's wonderful that this idiot is unburdoning himself to the media, but we all know it's far from an act of altruism. He's looking for a book or reality show deal, perhaps a free dinner at some random restaurant and maybe even the Holy Grail...a handout from his famous sibling/victim. He only "just recently" realized he did a bad thing? I hope he gets hit by a bus.

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