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.'"


mrs ebonyme this is for you so please read it. the point i was making about all this is that i think its all a load of crap to push some future book or movie its not like it something new that no other star hasnt tried b4 im sorry you feel that way but i dont buy there bull. i feel its very disrespectful to people that have realy gone through it if a book or a movie dont come out of this then i will come back and say im wrong to the whole world but im sure there will be snow ball fights in hell b4 im wrong about this


Why was this monster given any air time. His smug demeanor was unapologetic and manipulative. He looked like the scum of the earth. I really felt for MoNique as her parents and brother sat them and practically supported him. I don't get it!!! Your daughter is molested by your son and you go on national TV in support of HIM!!!!! People are crazy. And it proves why victims are so hesitant to tell.


I hope the police are monitoring him and that all who watched in his neighborhood post a flyer with his picture near schools etc.


Mr. Know it all and Love life,
There are things you joke about and then there are things that you do not. Saying that a persons weight makes them less than human is just ignorant. How can you possibly equate her weight with that MONSTER molesting her. I guess you two are okay with people molesting children. Not too serious to you I guess? May God forever bless you and watch over your children. Karma is a hard pill to swallow. Not funny, not the place to be funny.


I too was abused by an older brother and 2 uncles. her brother was courageous for doing what he did. I forgave my molesters because I knew that I could not live my life free from pain and guilt unless I did so. Both my uncles are dead now but we made peace before their passing. Me and my oldeest brother have a very close and loving relationship now because he apologized to me years ago and I CHOSE to forgive him. I'll never forget, but I choose to forgive and move on. Yes, what I went through affected my relationship with men. I'm 46 years old, have never been married and have no children. But I know that God had/has a purpose for me. May God watch over Mo'Nique and her brothers


"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 think this is really insulting. If the brother does not have a relationship with Mo'Nique today, then that means she does not want one and he should respect that!!! He just invalidates her feelings and her wishes by trying to change her mind like this! It floors me that he is so selfish to think about himself so much he would go on tv and tell the world what he did, in the hopes of making Mo'Nique want to start a relationship with him. But then again abusers are usually selfishly driven anyway. Funny how all this comes out now Mo'Nique is a star!! Bastard. I wish Oprah would stop promoting this kind of emotional blackmail she is as bad as the abuser.


If ANYONE knows, or is related, to "Mr. Know it all".........


You are so right Mr. know it all and you have such a funny way of putting it (OMG)(LMAO)I bet she smell like bacon and little debby cakes


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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