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Comic Tracy Morgan’s mom complains he won’t help her

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Comic Tracy Morgan, who once joked during a stand-up routine that he’d stab his son if the youngster acted gay, is back in the news with more family-related drama.

Morgan issued an apology for his gay joke but is not responding to claims by his mother that he will not help her financially.

Alicia Warden of Ohio, who discussed her plight with the New York Daily News on the condition that her address was not revealed, said she faces foreclosure and is about to have her utilities disconnected because she cannot pay. She told the NYDN that she owes less $25,000 on her home, but that her son would only offer a gift of $2,000 when she requested financial assistance after her unemployment benefits ran out.

“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,” his sister Asia Morgan said. “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.”

Asia added, just in case anyone was unclear how she feels about her brother:

“He’s never been a nice person. Money’s just made it worse.”

Earlier this month Tracy Morgan was rushed to a hospital after collapsing at the Sundance Film Festival. His representative said he succumbed to a combination of exhaustion and altitude, and Morgan soon tweeted news of his recovery: “Superman ran into a little kryptonite. The high altitude in Utah shook up this kid from Brooklyn.” He is back at work filming “30 Rock,” he said in another post.

Morgan was at Sundance to receive the Spotlight Initiative Award.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

108 comments Add your comment

jay-are

February 2nd, 2012
10:18 am

You people that’s saying he shouldn’t give his mother money tells me he’d not the only selfish piece of you know what out there. It’s nothing my mother couldn’t get from me because love is more important than money to civilize people. Even when my mom is wrong she is right because everything I am and everything I will be I owe to her.

jay-are

February 2nd, 2012
10:42 am

One thing is for sure what goes around comes around he will get what he deserve believe that. Regardless of all that pity party crap you cherish your parents what’s money when it comes to the person that gave you life. She should be living as well as he is if not better. He won’t last he’s ugly as hell and he ain’t no Richard Pryor he’s not even funny I laugh at him not with him.

He could he should

February 2nd, 2012
1:06 pm

I do not believe it is because other family members are there. I do not even think it is because he is tired of giving her money to waste. If that were the case you go directly to the bank and either pay off or make arrangements to pay the house payments instead of giving her money. If it truely is a money management issue. Either way the house is paid and mom does not need to worry about foreclosure. That is how it should be. I do not understand why he did not pay off moms house with his first big check. Most men would have.

All for Right

February 2nd, 2012
1:37 pm

There is NO both side to the story – that is his MOM!! Get pass the drama if that is the case and do what is right. Where have our morals gone, and is there a such thing as human kindness. If she owes less the $25,000.00 look at as a investment for his Mother and generation after her, Come on people forget about sides – Thats his mother and he is in the place to do the right thing.

IamyourBM

February 2nd, 2012
9:19 pm

I’m sadly to say that my mom is the same thing. Expecting her children to do stuff for her. It’s very very sad because she has never worked all her life. She gave me away when I was just five months old. Living from aunties to uncles. Now that I’m grown i tried to reconcile but sad to know that I tried to help her and even took her in America so she can support her other family. She came here and did nothing. Now i’m up here supporting her other family (my half brothers and sisters of six) and I have childrens of my own as well. My step-Dad has been so mad at her as well as ever since he has never never never failed to provide to her and their kids… I probably can understand Tracy but in my situation I refuse to help my mother. I tried to help my half borthers and sisters at least and step dad.. My mom is on her own and I refuse to see her… My madness is just beyond madness..

ylojkt

February 3rd, 2012
9:50 am

Not much to say about the situation with his mother, maybe she deserves to be ignored and maybe she doesn’t, but I will say this: Tracy Morgan is not funny!
I love the show 30Rock, but every scene with him just takes away from the show. I have no idea how he came to be considered a comedian, I’ve watched his stand-up, his scenes in movies, and his SNL career and just cannot understand why people still give him work. This guy is the worst comedian ever!

Diana

February 3rd, 2012
10:21 am

Not a fan of Tracy Morgan’s already. Maybe her daughter is doing all that she can already. It doesn’t matter if she is a shrewd or whatever. Someone should have told him to Honor his Mother so that his days will be long upon the earth. Doesn’t matter what she did or didn’t do. She’s still his Mother. But he will like everyone else reap what he sows. Even if you don’t believe in the Ten Commandments, believe in Karma. What goes around comes around!

rodger north

February 3rd, 2012
12:09 pm

Tracy looks like a moose, how in the heck did someone like him who seems to be a bit tard ever make it in the business? I don’t care dude,help ur mom. She brought you into this world and she can take you out just the same. Just ask marvin gaye, my brother!!!!!!!!!!