The Bitter Battle Between Tracy Morgan and His Mother

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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.’



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  1. Dear Tracy: I don’t know if you read this stuff. But I would like to share with you something that I learned. These misunderstandings are not worth not having a relationship with your mother. I am going through something similar with both of my daughters. They try to control my life and I am not having it. They STOP speaking to me; the one that gave them life BUT would be the first ones falling in my casket. Just do what you can and God will Bless You. Its really not worth the stress and heartache in the end. My oldest sister passed away over a year ago. Two of my sisters used to pass her walking with her groceries. They did not offer her a ride. When my sister got sick with brain cancer, they felt like “s–t” for their stupid behavior. Please, just help her and like I said, God Will Bless You Even More!!!!

    • I agree with you Madame. I hope your relationship with your children workout.

  2. First of all, there are two sides to every story..I know he loves his mother but perhaps he feels enough is enough. That boy is sick and trying to get well. His family appears to be using him and he has had enough. Anyway, his mama’s house should be paid for by now. I am sure his other family members are probably not doing anything but trying to live off him. Give me a break. Whether he bails his mama out or not, he is actually only responsible for himself and his family. They need to leave that boy alone. I have absolutely no simpathy for them whatsoever.

  3. Karma comes back to you? Maybe that’s why he’s not helping her…

  4. I think it’s always better to try to work out family issues but reality is, sometimes that just doesn’t happen. Tracy would probably like nothing more than to have a better relationship with his mother but for whatever reasons, it’s not happening. I know how it goes and it is terrible but sometimes a person reaches their limit and decides to move on and it sounds like that is what he did. It never feels good to not be close to a family member but at the same time, you can’t let yourself be a punching bag tho either.

    • I totally agree with you…

    • I agree. My pastor said that in some families your own family members try to put you do and keep you down, and it’s ok to let people like that go. Family are not, leave them alone and do you. (Though I do not know why the family is estranged.)

  5. As I said before, there is more to the story than meet the eye. But everybody is going to be mad at this man because he refused to hand over $25.000.00 to his mother. What has she done for him, yes he is successful, but what role did she play in his success? Was she a good mother to him when he was growing up. He has not seen his mother in 11 years, why is that and whose fault is it?. All these question should be answered before people take sides. Because one person find some success that doesn’t means that they should hand over what they work hard for to people who are not responsible. I am not saying his mother is irresponsible, this is just a figure of sppech.
    I know for myself. I had 8 brothers and sisters, annd I can tell you none of them had ever offer a helping hand to me . I was the youngets, I cant tell you that none of my brothers and sisters ever send er a bithtday card to say heppy birthday.
    I sponsor my sister to the United States, she and he daughter lived in my apt for four years. And when I told them it is time for them to move out. It was like commeting murder, This woman who left my suitcase on the door step whe she moved out to be with a man. And leave me out in the street. I turn around to help her and that is the way she and her daughter treat me. I know family and I do believe that I have to worst family in the world. So I will not take sides against this man. Let them work it out and if they cant so be it. He owes no one anything, it is his money and he can do what he wishes with it.
    People in this nation always willing to judge people without getting both sides of the story.

  6. Sound like some people have had rotten young life and it have followed them to adult hood…..For people who had a great time growing up with family cause none of use are perfect…….take care of each other and let the trivial BS go!

  7. I believe that there is a lot to this story that has been left out. A few years ago my father had a stroke and I packed up my children and moved to another state to help my parents out by moving in with them. I agreed to stay for 6 months while being my father’s care provider. By month 2 my mother stopped contributing to her household and I was paying the full cost of my father’s medications, groceries and incidentals. By month 4 she sent me a certified letter telling me to get me and my children out of her house. The day I did leave, she woke me up at 6 AM and told me to get out. When I came back home I did not look back and have not been back since. She has come to visit me, with threats of relocating to my neighborhood so that I can take care of my father for her. I went back to school and am working on my degree to which she showed no interest in me obtaining until I told her how much the salary was in the new field that I would enter. Then she said that if I was making that amount (over $90K a year) then she would call me once a month for a loan. It took me a while to get over the fact that she is in her mind assuming that whatever I make should go towards taking care of her.

    So yes, no matter how much I have given it is never enough for her. So, I believe that Tracy has his reasons for not bailing his mother out.

    • Family can really be tough..I totally understand what you were saying…In this world, I know for me, I have learned in my family, if children were able to care for themselves then that would be enough for me. I never wanted any child to feel that they owed me anything. My mom was the same way. She always said if you take care of yourself in this world that’s all I ask of you and that’s what I did. I believe that he is saying enough is enough with his mother and I think he is correct.

  8. I am so happy I passed by the site more especially this article. Relationships within families can be very difficult especially when a parent decides to take sides and siblings turn on each other or on a particular sibling. The root of all this could be quite simple, jealousy or an event(s) that happened years ago, that you don’t even remember, felt wasn’t relevant or involved the actions of a third party. Reading some of the comments here makes me realise that I am on the right track with my mother and three siblings. They are best left to their own devices as the evil that permeates them even I can’t understand. Funny thing is it’s all directed at me. I have my own house, good job, pretty children, good looks, go on regular holidays and have gotten myself out of scrapes so there must also be some luck there as well. Yeah maybe I offended somebody at some point but I don’t know. I just assume on reflection there’s a lot happening around me that one could be jealous about. Especially if their lives isn’t going the way they want. If you don’t see your mother for ELEVEN years, something has definitely gone on. Just enjoy your life and let those who wish to be negative and try to put you down, remain unhappy because when they go to sleep they are thinking about you.

  9. I too, believe there is more to this story than we are hearing. Noone walks away from family unless there is significant reason to. As African Americans, we are socialized to bail out our parents no matter what. No matter that in our community, and folks know it is true, that horrible things do occur. My own mother became pregnant as a teen by two immature, stupid men; My grandmother, in an effort to stop the flow of babies comiing into a house of poverty decided to get her out by urging her to leave for the city. She left my brother and me with grandmother to raise. My mother never looked back. She went to Missouri and created a life for herself after long struggles.. She occasionally sent 20 or 30 bucks here or there but for sure, she claimed my brother and me on her income tax returns but gave My grandmother none of the proceeds. She used our names and social security numbers for various reasons. We became entities for personal gain. So now, we are middle aged and she is in her early seventies, she says she will leave most of her estate to our younger brother who she legitimized when she married his dad. I attended college on grants from the government and thank God, I do not need her. She sent me nothing even in college. I asked her for 40.00 one time because the grant was short by that much. She groaned and complained because she had to send the money. I confronted her about these matters and she said,,, if I could, I would have you killeed(decapitated)…. Now, imagine her really needing me for anything,, would I be wrong to not help her………..I think not!!! So who are we to question this man’s reasons for witholding support of his mother’s situation.

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