A celebrity family feud is heating up here in northeast Ohio.
The controversy centers around comedic actor Tracy Morgan and his estranged mother.
Alicia Warden’s home on the south side of Youngstown is in danger of being foreclosed.
She and her daughter claim they asked Morgan for the $25,000 dollars needed to save the home, but they say he refused.
Warden claims through an assistant, Morgan only offered a one-time deal of $2,000, obviously not enough to save the home and an offer that has turned his family against him.
Morgan has apparently been estranged from his mother for at least 10 years, even portraying her in a bad light, according to family, in his 2009 tell-all book, “I’m The New Black.”
During a television interview Warden said, “He made me look like a prostitute, me and my husband. Everything in that book were total lies.”
Warden claimed her son offered to pay off her mortgage last year when she lost her job and fell behind on mortgage payments.
But she said he later rescinded the offer when he accused her of talking negatively about him in the media.
In a statement released to FOX 8 News by his publicist, Morgan said, “I am saddened that these untrue stories about me have people questioning my commitment to my family. 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.”
Warden said foreclosure proceedings are set to begin Feb. 23.