Tracy Morgan, the foul-mouthed stand-up comic and TV star who recently suffered a serious health scare at the Sundance Film Festival, apparently has a bad relationship with his family.
According to the New York Daily News, Morgan has had no contact with his mother and sister for years. The latest imbroglio apparently centered around the star’s refusal to save his mother’s northeastern Ohio home from foreclosure.
Alicia Warden, Morgan’s mother, told the Daily News that after she asked her millionaire son for help, one of his aides called back and simply declared: Tracy's offering you a one-shot deal of $2,000.”
“I told her, 'Thank you, but no thank you. I'm not some person in the street,' Warden said. That was the straw that broke the camel's back.
Warden first asked her son for help with her mortgage in February 2011 after she lost her job. She owed about $25,000 on the home, according to reports.
She claimed that he said he would help her at that time, but then rescinded the offer and accused her of leaking the news to the press.
Tracy Morgan’s sister, Asia, called him a “d_____bag” and castigated him because of the way he's treating our mother.
Asia, who lives near her mother, also stated: He's never been a nice person. And money's just made it worse. My mom's house isn't extravagant, but it's her home. Her health is failing. She has diabetes, and her legs are giving out on her. This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy. She has a son that can do, and she's done everything that she could possibly could for her family.
According to Forbes magazine, Tracy is worth about $18-million.
Asia also said that Tracy’s autobiography “I Am the New Black” is entirely fictional.
“My mother did everything she could,” Asia said. “She ran numbers, but she did it to put food on the table. We were raised in the [Tompkins] projects [in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn], but we didn’t think we were poor.”
Tracy responded to the jibes by telling ABC News in a statement: I am saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family. For reasons that are between us, I have not seen my mother in 11 years and outside of a random call here and there have had little to no contact with my sister.
He added: 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.”
Morgan’s book delved into his troubled relationship with his mother and his father, who was a Vietnam veteran and heroin addict, who later died of AIDS.
He once told National public Radio: I was like any other inner-city kid with a chip on his shoulder because his daddy and his mommy wasn't together.