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A bitter war of words has broken out between 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan and his estranged mother.
Alicia Warden has hit out at her son for failing to stump up the cash to help her make mortgage repayments on her Ohio home.
The 61-year-old faces – who owes $25,000 – faces foreclosure on her house unless she makes a minimum payment by February 23.
Morgan, who is worth an estimated $18m, is said to have offered to chip in $2,000 towards the debt.
But after asking for financial help from her son, Warden turned down the comparatively small sum he was offering.
Morgan has now issued a statement after his mother spoke to the media about her plight.
He said: ‘I am saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family,’ the New York Daily News reports.
‘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.
‘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.’
In response, Walden told the publication: ‘There’s nothing for me to lie about,’ adding that Morgan landed the first blow when he wrote about his family and upbringing in his memoir I Am The New Black back in 2009.
She went on: ‘People are saying that we’re airing our dirty laundry, but he’s the one who wrote about us first. He can’t keep telling lies and expect me to be quiet about it.’
Last night Warden appeared on Youngstown, Ohio, CBS affiliate WKBN-TV and added more fuel to the fire.
She said she still loves her son, but emotively said: ‘He hasn’t seen me in a long time. Now he sees how I look.’
Earlier in the week Morgan’s sister Asia Morgan,41, waded in a blasted her brother.
‘Because of the way he’s treating our mother, all bets are off,” says Asia.
‘He’s never been a nice person. And money’s just made it worse.’
Warden’s utilities are also on the point of being turned off after she failed to keep up payments having lost her job a year ago.
Asia Morgan confirmed that her brother had initially agreed to pay off the mortgage loan but changed his mind after accusing his mother of giving an interview to the media.
Warden said her unemployment benefits ran out and she turned to her famous son for financial help.
An assistant working for Morgan called Warden and said: ‘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 told the New York Daily News.
‘That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.’
‘God don’t like ugly,’ Warden says, adding: ‘Karma comes back to you.’