*Some members of Tracy Morgan’s family are upset that the “30 Rock” star, worth a reported $18 million, won’t come up off of $25,000 to help his mother avoid foreclosure on her Ohio home, the New York Daily News reports.
Morgan has been estranged from his mother, Alicia Warden, for some time, portraying her unfavorably in his 2009 book I’m the New Black. Warden, meanwhile, says she hasn’t seen her son in person in over a decade, according to the Daily News.
The 43-year-old star has reportedly offered Moms $2,000 to help her stave off foreclosure, despite her currently owing $25,000 on her house. But family members have spoken out against the “Saturday Night Live” alum for not providing the entire amount, since it “would be a drop in the bucket for Tracy,” according to his younger sister Asia Morgan, 41. She calls her famous brother a “d—bag” and says she’s done keeping quiet about Tracy. “Because of the way he’s treating our mother, all bets are off,” she says.
“He’s never been a nice person,” says Asia, who lives about an hour and a half away from her mother. “And money’s just made it worse.”
Warden, 61, says her mortgage company has notified her that if she doesn’t make a minimum payment by Feb. 23, it will begin foreclosure proceedings on her home. She adds that her utilities are about to be turned off and she’s about to lose her car as well.
“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 could possibly could for her family.”
Warden says she worked until February 2011, when she lost her job. Not long after that, she adds, she first approached Tracy about helping her.
She claims he initially agreed to pay off her house, but changed his mind after accusing her of giving an interview to the media. (She denies doing this.)
Her unemployment benefits have run out, and Warden says she asked her son for help earlier this month.
After explaining what she owed, she says a woman working for him called back and told her, “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 says, adding “That was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
“God don’t like ugly,” Warden says. “Karma comes back to you.”
Asia also reiterates what her mother told the Daily News last week about Morgan’s book, “I Am the New Black.”
“It’s 99 percent bulls—,” she says.
“My mother did everything she could,” Asia adds. “She ran numbers, but she did it to put food on the table. We were raised in the [Tompkins] projects [in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn}, but we didn’t think we were poor.”
We wonder if this situation is part of the 99. Morgan writes that regardless of the estrangement from his family, “I love my mother and always will. She did the best she could.”