Mo’Nique‘s brother appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show to publicly apologize to his sister for molesting her when they were children.

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Gerald Imes admitted to Oprah Winfrey on Monday that he was 13 years old when he molested his then 7- or 8-year-old sister, the Associated Press reports.

The Oscar winner’s brother said he decided to appear on the show to apologize to Mo’Nique and “bring back some family unity.”

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Even though Mo’Nique has talked about the molestation before, she did not want to be part of Monday’s show. However, Oprah said Mo’Nique gave her her blessing.

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