Tracy Morgan's mother claims son won't help her avoid foreclosure

Actor Tracy Morgan attends Creative Coalition's 2012 Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner at The Supper Club by Stella Artois during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22, 2012, in Park City, Utah. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stella Cafe

Tacy Morgan attends Creative Coalition's 2012 Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner on Jan. 22, 2012, in Park City, Utah.

(CBS) Tracy Morgan is denying claims that he wouldn't help his mother pay her mortgage.

The media war started after the "30 Rock" actor's mother, Alicia Walden gave a flurry of interviews about her financial situation, saying she's facing foreclosure on her Youngstown, Ohio, home.

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Walden, 61, tells CNN she called her son in January asking for $25,000 to pay off her mortgage, but his assistant called back to say, "Tracy would do a one shot deal of $2,000."

Walden, who says she was laid off from her job in February 2011, told the New York Daily News, "I told her [Morgan's assistant], 'Thank you, but no thank you.' I'm not some person in the street. That was the straw that broke the camel's back."

Morgan, 43, meanwhile, calls the allegations "untrue," telling CNN in a statement, "For reasons that are between us, I have not seen my Mother in 11 years and outside of a random call here and there have had little to no contact with my sister. We all have personal family issues that we have to deal with in life, but I choose to deal with mine in private and not through the media."

The comedian's younger sister, Asia Morgan, has come out swinging too. She confirmed the mortgage story to the Daily News and adds, "He's [Tracy Morgan] never been a nice person. And money's just made it worse."

Walden is going away quietly either. After Morgan released his statement, she told the Daily News, "He can't keep telling lies and expect me to be quiet about it."


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