In an interesting sit down interview with GQ, legendary comedian Martin Lawrence opened up about the end of his hit 90’s sitcom Martin and gave a scorching hot take on it.
When asked why the show ended, Lawrence stated, “Well, how can I say this? It was just time to end. 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..”
The interviewer prompted the sexual assault allegations brought by Tisha Campbell, to which Lawrence replied “Yeah. Yeah.”
The sexual assault is in reference to the 1997 accusations by Campbell, who played the role of Martin’s wife Gina Payne. She accused Lawrence of waging an obsessive campaign of physical and emotional abuse against her, so volatile and unpredictable that she feared for her life. She charged Lawrence with “repeated and escalating” sexual harassment, sexual battery and violent threats.
Lawrence denied the claims at the time, and again defended himself against those claims in the GQ interview citing the accusations as “bullsh*t”. He went on to state that “We don’t need to talk about something that just didn’t happen. So I just decided to walk away from the show. I decided to end it. People said that I got canceled, but that wasn’t the case. I decided to leave the show. I love Tisha. 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.”
Whatever happened, it seems that the two have reconciled as they were pictured together along with Tichina “Pam” Arnold in Burbank, CA last February.
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