Martin Lawrence Dismisses Tisha Campbell-Martin’s Sexual Harassment Lawsuit In a New Interview

by Jeremy Spirogis
Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell of the tv show "Martin" in 1996

There was much to love about Martin, the hit FOX series that went from 1992 to 1997. But nothing tops the hilarious and enthusiastic love that Martin and Gina provided. Although these were from two various parts of society, they truly complemented each other’s characteristics. They might be silly together rather than did actually end laughing. And as they frequently had disagreements, they constantly did actually jump straight back more powerful.

But unlike the figures they played onscreen, Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell-Martin apparently would not get on that great. Campbell-Martin reported in a 1997 intimate harassment lawsuit that Lawrence had already been unacceptable along with her for years — something which Lawrence recently paid off to “bullsh*t.”

Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell of the tv show "Martin" in 1996
Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell of this television show “Martin” in 1996 | Photo by Aaron Rapoport/Corbis/Getty Images

A look straight back during the crisis between Tisha Campbell-Martin and Martin Lawrence

Rumors of tension between Campbell-Martin and Lawrence started initially to emerge in November 1996 following the House Party actress abruptly left the program.

Those rumors had been confirmed in January 1997 when Campbell-Martin filed a sexual harassment suit against Lawrence. According to The Los Angeles Times, Campbell-Martin stated within the suit that Lawrence had allegedly literally and emotionally abused her for a long time.

The lawsuit claimed that their particular dilemmas started in the 1st period whenever Campbell-Martin “consistently” switched Lawrence down for dates and that Lawrence’s reported behavior only worsened as time proceeded.

The suit stated he would presumably “fly into uncontrollable fits of rage for no apparent or rational reason,” threaten to fire staffers, and wrongly touch Campbell-Martin as well as other team people if they weren’t rehearsing or shooting moments.

By the 5th and last period, Campbell-Martin had cultivated therefore uncomfortable that she could not any longer work with the program.

[embedded content]

In response towards the suit, Lawrence released a declaration having said that: “Martin has long been Tisha’s champion and protector, and is thus deeply hurt by these allegations. There is no merit to the lawsuit, and it will be vigorously defended.”

The lawsuit had been sooner or later satisfied away from courtroom, based on People.

Martin-Campbell later gone back to Martin to movie the last symptoms but declined to arise in any moments along with her co-star.

Martin Lawrence discusses ‘Martin’ while the suit against him

When asked in regards to the reason Martin found a finish in a Jan. 6 interview with GQ, Lawrence initially appeared reluctant to start.

“Well, how can I say this? It just was time to end,” he responded. “Let’s just put it that way. It was just, at that time, there was some, um, there were some things that was being said that—”

“You’re talking about Tisha Campbell’s lawsuit?” the interviewer requested.

“Yeah. Yeah,” Lawrence accepted. He proceeded to state that “none of that was true” and that “it was all a lot of bullsh*t.”

Lawrence noted he and Campbell-Martin had never discussed the suit, incorporating, “We don’t need to talk about something that just didn’t happen. So I just decided to walk away from the show. I just decided to end it. People said that I got canceled, but that wasn’t the case. I decided to just leave the show.”

Lawrence also admitted that we now have no difficult thoughts and stated he never ever believed they’d a poor commitment.

“I love Tisha,” he proceeded. “I’ve seen her then and now, now and then, always with nothing but love. I have nothing but love for her, and I always have.”

As of writing, Campbell-Martin hasn’t commented regarding the remarks. But she does not appear to be home regarding the last, both. In 2018, she reunited along with her co-star when it comes to very first time because the program covered and informed The Real in October 2019 that their particular reunion aided her heal.

We’re happy to notice it.

Read more: Martin Lawrence Addresses Dave Chappelle’s Comments About His Bizarre 1996 Traffic Incident

Leave a Comment