Tracy Morgan's mother is pleading for her son's help after struggling financially and facing foreclosure. Morgan, however, does not plan to help her.
Alicia Morgan, Tracy's mother, called her son last month because she needed $25,000 to pay her mortgage expenses. However, she was unable to get through.
In a phone interview with CNN, Alicia Morgan said Tracy's assistant allegedly called her back, with less than positive news.
Tracy would do a one shot deal of $2,000, said the assistant. Alicia said she became extremely upset after hearing her own son refused to help her out of a financial jam.
I told her to tell Tracy 'Thank you, but no thanks. I am not some person on the street asking you for a handout, I am your mother,' she said, according to CNN. And that was the end of that.
Tracy's sister, Asia Morgan, said her mother could potentially lose the house and end up on the street, if her mortgage is not paid by Feb. 23, 2012. Alicia lost her job last year, and she began falling behind on her monthly mortgage payments. Besides Asia, Tracy has three other siblings.
She has asked all of her children for help, but we are no in a position to do so, said Asia. We all have jobs, but Tracy is the only one in a position to help.
Tracy Morgan responded to responded to his mother's claims, saying that he is saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family. In the statement, Tracy continued to explain he has not actually seen his mother in 11 years and has had no contact with his sister.
We all have personal family issues that we have to deal with in life, but I choose to deal with mine in private and not through the media.
However, Alicia said that Tracy offered to pay for her mortgage after she lost her job.
I faxed him my account number and my mortgage papers, she said on CNN. I thought he was paying it, but after a few months I realized he didn't pay it off.
She said that Tracy was furious about the attention the story was receiving, although she claims she didn't talk to anyone. Now, Alicia, 62 and with diabetes, said her unemployment benefits have just expired and she is desperate for help.
It took me 30 years or more to buy a home, she said. At times I worked two to three jobs to support my children. They always got what they wanted, including Tracy. No one took care of them but me.