Mo’Nique is educating the masses on the difference between a “Deal Memo” and a “Performance Agreement.”
The 54-year-old pointed out that her contract has been signed, while the one that D.L. Hughley posted was not. “What type of iron-clad agreement doesn’t have the signatures of the participants involved? Apparently D.L’s. Lol!”
“Now, you told me to check with my management and this is what I came up with, so how’d I do?” the comedian continued her poignant response to the author. “Perhaps you should have taken your own advice because I’m sure your team would have advised you against trying to pass a deal memo off as a contract.”
Mo’Nique then swooped in with some commentary on the industry, adding, “To those out there who thought a deal memo was the same as a performance agreement (especially some of the comedians) this is how we’re constantly taken advantage of by the business.”
“And, just so you know, the promoter already told my team before the show that you didn’t have a signed agreement, that’s why I’m not surprised you’re using a deal memo. That said, maybe they lied and you actually have a contract,” she speculated.
“If so, the promoters have put themselves in a terrible position to have more legal action taken against them, beyond malicious concealment for breaking the contract at the last second. That said, D.L., we the people will be waiting for your signed agreement.”
Within the carousel she shared to her Instagram feed, Mo included her signed contract, an email with a PDF of the run of show, an additional email holding the same information, and finally, “what [she] walked into minutes after arriving at the theatre – a schedule revealing Hughley as the penultimate entertainer of the evening.
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