Tracy Morgan forces ailing mother into foreclosure

It turns out having a multi-millionaire son might not be the answer to your financial woes. Tracy Morgan’s mother, Alicia Warden, is on the verge of losing her Ohio home to forclosure and decided to turn to her estranged son for help — Warden owes less than $25,000 to save her house and the 30 Rock actor is estimated to be worth $18 million, according to Forbes. Warden told the New York Daily News she first approached Morgan after she lost her job in February 2011. He inititally agreed to pay off her debt but then retracted the offer after accusing her of talking to the media, which she denies. She then reached out to him again and his employee offered her a “one-shot deal” of $2,000 on his behalf. “I told her, ‘Thank you, but no thank you. I’m not some person in the street,'” Warden says. “That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

Morgan’s younger sister, Asia, is also speaking out against her famous “douchebag” (as she referred to him) brother. “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,” says Asia. “This would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy. She has a son that can do, and she’s done everything that she possibly could for her family.” She goes on to bash Morgan even more, adding, “He’s never been a nice person. And money’s just made it worse.”

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  1. whatever • February 2, 2012 @ 12:30 AM

    not cool man…..but at the same time, doesn’t sound like you had a happy family growing up….but still, not cool. grow up and be the bigger person.

  2. Olive • February 2, 2012 @ 12:52 AM

    Really dude? Its your mother. Your goddamn MOM! Cant you help her out? I know that if I ever become famous first thing Im gonna do is send some money to my mom, everytime I get payed Ill give part of it to my mom. Its the least you can do for the women who raised you. But sadly Tracy didnt get THAT memo.

  3. Nobody Important • February 2, 2012 @ 12:58 AM

    What a P.O.S.

  4. Sara • February 2, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

    Betcha Momma has been hounding him for money from the very first day he had any. And what sort of mother goes to the press and makes her son look bad in an attempt to extort money from him? What sort of sister goes to the press and slams her brother by saying “he was never a nice guy” and then expects him to hand over a giant wad of cash?

    Its his money, and his life. He can do what he wants and its nobodys business. I have a whole new respect for the guy.

  5. John • February 2, 2012 @ 8:47 AM

    I’m with you Sara. I bet they’re making him out to be way worse than he really is. If the sister is so concerned about her mother’s well being, what is she doing to help her?!

  6. Stephanie • February 2, 2012 @ 8:49 AM

    Are you for real? Its your MOTHER. It doesn’t matter how crappy your life was growing up. Letting your mother face forclosure when you can stop it is just messed up. Maybe the press went to her to find out what a celebrity’s mother is doing stuggling for cash…I wuold’ve spoken up too if i were her

  7. Crystal • February 2, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

    What an ungratful POS!!!! She is the one who gave birth to you, what the hell is $22,000 going to take from your millions, NOTHING!! What a jack@ss!!!

  8. Me • February 2, 2012 @ 9:57 AM

    As sad as the whole situation is, I too agree with Sara. The article also says she is his estranged mother and apparently they haven’t spoken in 11 years, so there’s obviously a huge problem. She may have been really abusive, we have no idea why he won’t help, but who says you are forced to give money to your family, no matter what?! Thats also what happens to lottery winners. All of a sudden you’re rich and have to share. Forget it!

  9. Charles M. • February 2, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

    Tracy Morgan is a fat 5-10 high pile of crap towards his mother. This isn’t the first time that I’ve heard he’s a jerk.

  10. Pamela in Calgary, AB • February 2, 2012 @ 11:04 AM

    As a person who has been estranged from family for many years, I can understand to a degree why Tracy is refusing to help. Still, if it wouldn’t hurt him financially, it would be a generous thing to do, helping out his mom, and could go a long way to rectifying their estrangement.

    It is his money and he can do what he wants. Sometimes though, the best thing is the one thing you never thought you’d do. I hope they can both end this estrangement and develop a healthy relationship again.

  11. Nobody Important • February 2, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

    I could understand Tracy’s hesitation to help his mother if he suffered abuse at her hands…. only now to have her trying to extort millions from him, BUT we’re talking about an old woman and a meager amount of money from his standpoint. He should be the bigger man and pay-off that mortgage no matter the circumstances. At the very least, he should have enough common sense to see the PR disaster he created for himself over $25k. It will take allot more than $25,000 to repair his reputation.

  12. Roger • February 2, 2012 @ 1:38 PM

    Sounds like extortion to me. How many times has she tried to get money from him in the past?
    Ignoring your family for decades and then trying to get money from a rich relative is a scumbag move, mother or not.

  13. Jay • February 2, 2012 @ 1:47 PM

    A lot of actors, musicians, comedians, etc. face a lot of hardship from unsupportive family members. They basically treat you like crap because you are artistic and more sensitive. You can be a genius and your own mother will not support you but instead tell you to work at jobs you hate with no concern for your mental or physical health over pursuing a career you like. They can get downright abusive. We don’t know the true story here. But I am sure there is a damn good reason why he isn’t giving her money. That said, what he should do is purchase a house himself, allow her to live in it, and then this way he always has the upper hand. If she gets nasty or abusive with him under these circumstances, he can then kick her out or threaten to kick her out. It is true, he now has a PR disaster on his hands. If I were him, I would buy the house she lives in. When she passes away, he still owns the capital. However, I would still keep my distance from her if I were him. I am sure they have done some terrible things to him in the years before he made his millions.

  14. gink • February 2, 2012 @ 2:37 PM

    Probably whole lot of back story we do not know about, trashing him in the press is a bit suspicious, probably shaking him down all the time.

  15. Wendy • February 2, 2012 @ 3:16 PM

    Tracy….there are no u-hauls behind hearses….you cannot take it with you when you go….help your Momma while she’s still here…once she’s gone…it’s forever….and that’s what you will have to live with…a very sad place to dwell for sure…think about it…seriously, just think about that.

  16. Mark • February 2, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

    It’s his estranged mother. Do we know why they don’t keep in touch? NO. Is it possible that his mother isn’t a saint and mis treated her son? YES. Let’s not be so quick to judge. Many of you would cut your mother off depending on the circumstances.

  17. Reggie • February 2, 2012 @ 4:03 PM

    I’m gonna say trashing him in the media isn’t the best way to convince him to save your house.

  18. janet • February 2, 2012 @ 5:35 PM

    Wow… I don’t care if she was the worst mom in the world… if he’s worth $18M he should pay the $25,000 and be done with it….. pride man…. hold your head up high instead of having everyone know your not a decent man.

  19. My two cents • February 2, 2012 @ 7:53 PM

    Without knowing why they’re estranged, I’m not sure anybody can judge any of them. However, I will say that if his mother mistreated him during his childhood, or even as an adult, I don’t think he owes her anything. And crying to the media to in effect force him to give her money, and trashing him while doing so, is probably some indication that his mother and sister are not the angels they probably want people to believe. My mother is and always was an abusive, selfish, horrible person and parent. She made my childhood pretty frickin’ bad; I haven’t spoken to her in years, for my own sanity’s sake, and if she needed $10 I wouldn’t give it to her. Some doors, once closed, cannot be re-opened for fear of never getting them closed again.

  20. Maureen • February 2, 2012 @ 8:30 PM

    Honour thy father and thy mother that your days may be long upon the land, children obey your parents in the Lord. & I shall pass this way but once any good thing that I can do let me do it now. Once we grow up with all of these words we will not depart from them, but if we don’t it’s a different thing. Don’t try to bend the tree when it’s too old.

  21. sandie • February 2, 2012 @ 9:08 PM

    i can see both sides to this…on the one hand, it’s a drop in the bucket of his total worth, so why not just give it to her and be done with it? since we don’t know the whole story behind the estrangement though, i can’t really weigh in on whether i think he should do it or not…

    on the other hand, where do we then draw the line? there was (is?) a woman suing her adult children for more support payments to the tune of thousands of dollars, which previously a judge agreed to a lesser amount…these “children” are not celebrities with tons of cash floating around but they are expected to hand over money to a woman who abandoned them when they were in their teens…

  22. jan • February 2, 2012 @ 10:28 PM

    all i going to say. is unless u are in that family. otherwise . u never know the truth….
    media alway look from one side of the problem. and they like to make the problem become a big problem.

  23. ugh • February 3, 2012 @ 1:29 AM

    We don’t know the whole story but as for Nobody’s comment, did the article state the mom was trying to get millions from him?

    I’m sure he is an ass and I’m sure his mother wasn’t perfect but hey, that’s families for you. If he is worth so much money, he really should just help her with her house, and if he cuts her off after that, so be it; if he doesn’t, then he’s really only worth a pile of sh*t, forget the dollars!

  24. Nobody Important • February 3, 2012 @ 3:05 AM

    yeah, seriouly, what’s 25k for someone worth 18million?

  25. John • February 3, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

    Read Tracy’s book. Nuff said!

  26. gbh999 • February 5, 2012 @ 3:11 AM

    Not cool Tracy! She’s the one who changed your shitty diaper, when you were helpless. Get on your knees man… and beg for forgiveness. Clean up her debts, and prepay her utilities for the next year. That is the least you could do for the person who brought you into this world.
    Take it from me… Karma is a bitch. It is not out of the realm of possibility, that you could end up in the same predicament your mother finds herself in now. Even from the height of your millions, of dollars. Just help her, to keep the wolves from her door. Do you really want to see her out in the street, with nothing left?

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