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Tracy Morgan has broken his silence and released a statement regarding the ugly fallout between himself and his mother.
As we previously reported, Tracy's mom Alicia Warden alleges she asked her son, who is reportedly worth $18 million dollars for help paying off less than $25,000 she owes on her Youngstown, Ohio home to stop pending foreclosure proceedings. She is 61-years old and lost her job last year. Her unemployment benefits have run out. Foreclosure proceeding will begin later this month if she doesn't come up with the money.
Alicia says Tracy's accountant called her back and offered a one shot offer from Tracy of $2000, which she turned down out of pride.
“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. Karma comes back to you.”
Morgan responded by issuing a statement calling the claims untrue.
"I am saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family," read the statement sent to Ohio CBS affiliate WKBN-TV. "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."
His mother is not backing down from her claims, and says Tracy just isn't telling the truth.
"There's nothing for me to lie about," Warden said. "People are saying that we're airing our dirty laundry, but he's the one who wrote about us first," says Warden, referring to the book Tracy wrote 'I Am the New Black.' "He can't keep telling lies and expect me to be quiet about it. He basically made me look like a prostitute. Everything in his book is a total lie."
Alicia says that if she loses her home she will go live in a shelter.
"If the worst happens then I'm in the streets," she said. "I'm not going to live with anyone. They got their own children and families. So I'll go to a shelter."
Tracy Morgan and his mom in happier times
This is a truly sad situation that doesn't seem to be getting any better.