Someone get Jesus on the mainline and Laurence Fishburne on the horn with his mother!
The New York Post is reporting the “Black-ish” star’s 80-year-old mother, Hattie Crawford Fishburne, is behind on her rent and has received written notice stating she’ll be evicted from her Los Angeles apartment on Tuesday.
Naturally, one would assume Laurence would step in to help his mother in her time of need, but Hattie says she can’t reach her son because he’s “gone Hollywood.”
For 20 years, I funded my son’s career.
He promised me he would take care of me. He promised me a house, a golden retriever, a calico cat. To this day, I have not got a Christmas present or a ‘Thank you, Mama’ present.
He hasn’t given me a penny.
I’m so hurt and disappointed.
Hattie, who retired from teaching in 2009, told the Post she can’t pay her $1,500 monthly rent with her pension and Social Security benefits of only $3,000 a month.
She also revealed she suffers from arthritis, an underactive thyroid and high cholesterol, and has difficulty walking after a “catastrophic” car accident.
I can’t buy food, clothing and shelter, go to the theater.
I haven’t bought a dress since I retired. I need to find a benefactor.
It’s no secret that Laurence Fishburne severed ties with his mother years ago. The reason why is unclear.
Years ago, in an interview with Parade, Larry hinted that his relationship with his mother negatively impacted his dating life.
Here’s an excerpt:
“I think in relationships with women I’m chicken,” he said. “It’s the hardest dynamic for me. I know that goes back to the primary relationship – the relationship to Mom.” He added warily: “It’s just mom stuff.” Fishburne’s relationship with his mother reportedly has been acrimonious for years. I asked if they were talking. He would only say, “No.”
When the New York Post reached out to Laurence Fishburne for a comment on the story, his rep said he was in Toronto filming, “Hannibal” and could not be reached for comment.
This entire situation is heartbreaking.
Jesus fix it!