Thursday, October 20, 2016

Martin Lawrence Still Holding A Grudge Against Tisha Campbell?


The classic 90s' sit-com 'Martin' abruptly ended with season five after co-star Tisha Campbell filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against its star and creator, Martin Lawrence, and refused to film with him in the final season [click here if you missed that].

Is Martin still holding a grudge after all these years...?

Kinda looks like it.

This week at the funeral for beloved Martin co-star Thomas Mikal Ford, the cast got together for a reunion photo with Martin Lawrence conspicuously absent, though co-star Tichina Arnold confirms he was there.


32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Someone sues you for sexual harassment I can see not wanting to be around that person again. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Not a grudge he just don't F with her no more. Why should he?
"I DON'T F WITH UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!"

Chrissy Snow said...

So the cast all came together to celebrate the life of their late friend and this NON story is about Martin not posing in a photo with Tisha?


Roy said...

Well if he is indeed guilty of sexual harassment, he need to be a MAN (not a child) and accept that he SINNED against himself, against Tisha, and most importantly God......soooo all this shade about him not fuuxking with her is Dumb as Hell.
He was in the wrong. Period.
What?...she ain't supposed to tell on him?
Let a wicked nigga approach me in that way, and I will have a gay man approach that wicked nigga in the same manner as well.
This is one of the problems with black men...they don't want to be corrected on their lustful behavior.

Moral of my comment....don't do to others what YOU wouldn't have done to you!

Anonymous said...

Also, from what understand Martin and Carl Payne ain't all that cool, either, so this "non-story" may have less to do with Campbell-Martin and more to do with the [composite] ijs

Anonymous said...

^^^ *i understand

Anonymous said...

A friend of mine was a PA at Fox at the time on production of another show and spilled this tea: Duane Martin pushed Tisha to sue because he was jealous of the chemistry "Martin & Gina" had on screen and he wasn't working and is generally a bitch-ass (rude to production and security staff when visiting the Fox lot. He was mid-way into his "friendship" with Willard Smith and was smelling himself.)

Tichina went along with it because the producers nudged her to do so to keep Martin in line and prevent him from replacing them with his own production company staff (i.e. pending litigation meant he wouldn't have been able to get insurance thus halting production.)

Tommy and Carl were caught in the middle; Because of the lawsuit, the show fell short of a 5 year run which means no residuals for anyone (which other's think was by design so Fox wouldn't have to pay them as Black actors.)

Thus Carl is selling cars, Tommy had little to no health insurance, Gina is hiding money from the IRS, and Tichina is allegedly a dominatrix on the side to make ends meet...

Anonymous said...

@Roy

Snitch you really wanna make this story happen huh? Someone sues me for sexual harassment (whether I did it or not), I wouldn't fuck with that person anymore. No normal person would.

NEXT!

Anonymous said...

@9:50

Thanks for the tea!

Anonymous said...

9:50, i believe that bit about Fox not wanting to pay them residuals, and whats worse, this along with the Cosby Show and Different World (also sabotaged by accusations and white media conglomerates) are some of the only shows that transcended generations and can be watched over and over.. i know i watch martin all the time, as do my little cousins and nephews.. it's new to them and nostalgia for me, but one of the greatest shows nonetheless..
im glad everything bitch ass duane martin has touched has turned to shit, if this is all indeed true..

Anonymous said...

I think Duane was more upset how Martin was treating tisha on set. Remember they had just got married. Yet Martin insisted on tisha doing very intimate scenes with him. Plus he was verbally abused calling her yellow bitches and big head hoe. Maybe Duane was being an ass because Martin was terrorizing his / wife.

Anonymous said...

@9:50 that third paragraph made this conspiracy all the more credible. Regardless of how ppl felt about Martin and how uncouth and unrefined the characters may have been, it was at a time where the cast was all black and many of the producers and writers to but the Zion corporations were still handing black ppl the short end of the stick. The case of sexual harassment was odd to me because when someone is accused of harassment its usually not their first time, & there were no other victims coming out of the woodwork to put Martin on blast. plus Tisha, if she truly was assaulted, would have (or should have) push the case further regardless of it affecting her or Martin's career. Now that I think about it I wonder how many black shows were cut short in order to avoid residuals or syndication checks.

Anonymous said...

i do think martin sexually harassed tisha. they had great chemistry #1, he had tons of power & at some point probably blurred the lines between reality & acting. that being said they probably was fucking.

did anybody watch the debate last night?

Anonymous said...

But why does HE have an attitude? He was in the wrong. It's time he grows up and apologize.

Anonymous said...

This is why I love RWS re: 9:50's tea and everyone else's opinions...This is such an interesting story behind the story

Anonymous said...

9:58 and 10:06 hit the nail on the head; Flat out sabotage (I'm surprised Tichina would go along with that, but they probably told her "if you ever want to work again, do us this favor.")

Anonymous said...

I remember something about Martin being intimately involved with Tisha and Tichina. This story is much deeper and many actually know about it.

Tippie Toes said...

Not surprised the whole debacle was weird.

Anonymous said...

Yesss i was bout to spill the tea 939 and 950 spilt(not spilled lol) but im glad they did that for me. I will say i was hoping his funeral would allow them all to put aside their grudges seeing how life is so short but...guess not...i also agree that the sexual harrassment stuff was less about harassment and more about their chemistry having to be toned down due to tishas marriage and martin probably wasnt happy with that...

2FLy said...

That tea is false, Martin had already had his production company come in and change stuff that's why s03 was different as in scenes and stuff. They didn't go to the club as much and he Became a tv host. Reason why she sued Is because Martin continuously had a hard on and was constantly rubbing it on her. Lol

Anonymous said...

The plans for restructuring of production had little to do with the storylines, 12:19, except allegedly Martin was heavily into drugs but could feel the writing slipping and felt it was by design to have Fox cancel the show purposely due to "falling ratings"

Everyone knows the last two years were borderline awful compared to earlier seasons, but the way it was framed it made it look like it was all Martin's fault when in fact Fox was manipulating things behind the scenes...At the end of the day, no residuals was a slap in the face to everyone who worked on that show.

Anonymous said...

If he is feeling some kind of way, it's probably because 'Martin' was a hit show that people enjoyed so much, that the money train could've keep rolling in and this one reason derailed that train. And even though people are still watching all the old reruns, the residual checks aren't the same.

Now if that's not his reason then he can go kick rocks with no socks.

Anonymous said...

um, Martin, the tv show ran for 5 seasons and they ALL get residual checks...being that it has been almost 20 years (next year) the more a show runs, the smaller the checks get...again, it's been 20 years, Martin was a producer so of course his checks are bigger and then he is a movie star! and he continued to put out comedy films, etc....Tisha and Tichina were only on tv and did plays which is what Tommy and Carl (Cole) did, and straight to dvd movies. y'all people kill me with this nonsense!!!

Anonymous said...

Martin and Tisha was smashing for a long time before her husband. And Martins was smashing Tachina too. As bad as it sounds it is the truth. I bet neither party will deny it.

Anonymous said...

Hey 2:39, it says here that it ran from August 27, 1992 to May 1, 1997 so they fell just short of a 5 year run...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_(TV_series)

Perhaps "do your Googles next time?"

Anonymous said...

Truth told, Tisha was RUNNING behind Martin during the Def Comedy Jam tapings - she want to get on and she did.

She's a user and is a beard for her husband.

Anonymous said...

@3:30pm Damn!!! You right! I just remembered that and this was way before Martin got his show. I understand his hurt because after all he did for her she ended his career.

Jason Santoro said...

I am surprise they talk to her at all. At the end of the day she fucked with their money.

Aye said...

It ran for 5 seasons. Nevertheless, the entire situation as messy.

Aye said...

*is messy

Anonymous said...

3:30 years is not SEASONS!!!

Anonymous said...

3:30 in that very same article on wiki you referred to it says 5 seasons...you skedaddled right over that fact, huh?

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