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Comedian Tracy Morgan is catching flack from relatives for failing to help his mother save her home from foreclosure.
Alicia Warden told the New York Daily News she owes less than $25,000 on her Ohio home, but her son who is worth $18 million dollars would only offer her a one time payment of $2000.
Warden says that Morgan initially agreed to pay off the home, then reneged after accusing her of granting the media an interview. A claim she denies.
Morgan's younger sister, Asia Morgan, 41, confirms her mom's dire financial problems which she attributes to her failing health. Asia said she was going to keep quiet about the situation, but it's reached the point where she can no longer be silent.
“He’s never been a nice person,” says Asia of her famous brother. “And money’s just made it worse. 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. 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.”
Morgan's mom lost her job in February 2011, and her unemployment benefits have run out. Her utilities are about to be cut off and she is also close to losing her car. She asked her son for help and got a call back from someone who worked for him.
“Tracy’s offering you a one-shot deal” of $2,000 she was told. Warden turned down the meager offer out of pride.
“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. God don’t like ugly. Karma comes back to you.”
There are obviously two side to every story. The New York Daily News reached out to Tracy for a response and didn't get one.