Laurence Fishburne’s Elderly Mother To Be Evicted From Los Angels Apartment
Can’t let momma go out like this…
Laurence Fishburne, call your mother.
I hate to be the one to break the news. But the woman who gave life to the talented actor, who said she emptied her retirement savings account so her only child would grow into a star, director, producer and playwright, claims she’s down on her luck.
Hattie Crawford Fishburne, 80, told me that, unable to pay the rent for several months, she’s received written notice informing her she’ll be evicted from her Los Angeles apartment Tuesday.
And she said she can’t reach her wealthy son, with whom she last spoke more than a year ago when his father died.
“He’s gone Hollywood!” Hattie Fishburne told me.
“For 20 years, I funded my son’s career,’’ she said. “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.”
Ironcially enough, Fishy Larry is promoting the unity of the black family on ABC’s breakout hit ‘black-ish’ while his own family is in utter disarray
“I was a damn good teacher, honey’’ said Hattie, who said she was fired as a New York City public-school math and science junior-high-school teacher in the ’90s after getting beaten up by a little girl, then accused falsely of beating up her principal. (A spokesman for the city’s Department of Education could not locate any records.) She then moved to California and resumed teaching and retired in 2009.
Now, she said, she can’t pay her $1,500 monthly rent with her pension and Social Security benefits of $3,000 a month, and 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,” she said.
“I haven’t bought a dress since I retired. I need to find a benefactor.”
In a Cigar Aficionado interview back in 2000, Laurence said this about his dear old mom:
“I’ve got to tell you, my mother is very bright,” he said. “I mean she’s got a really, really amazing mind. Now I’m a really smart guy. I’m bright. I know s- -t from shinola. And all that I get from her.”
My, my how things have changed in the past 15 years. Does Laurence Fishburne love ANYONE in his family? His slore daughter? His destitute mother?? ANYBODY???? SMFH.