What a sad and complicated situation.
On March 30, it was reported that Laurence Fishburne‘s mother, Hattie Crawford Fishburne, is facing eviction due to her inability to pay rent for seven months.
Hattie, who last talked to her son when Laurence’s father died a few years ago, says in addition to facing eviction, she’s struggling to meet her basic needs.
As for the Black-ish star, he’s nowhere to be found. Laurence’s alleged lack of concern has caused great pain for Hattie, who claims she single-handedly raised her only child while supporting his acting dreams.
The actor’s mother explained:
“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 ├óΓé¼╦£Thank you, Mama’ present. He hasn’t given me a penny. I’m so hurt and disappointed.”
Hmm, what’s interesting is that the two had a seemingly positive relationship in the past. The mother and son even met former President Bill Clinton together.
The 80-year-old added:
“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.”
Sheesh, sounds dire.
No word on Fishburne’s end of things, but we hope this drama has a happy ending. Hopefully they can connect.