Comedian Martin Lawrence has confirmed what many fans have speculated for years; he left “Martin” after co-star Tisha Campbell accused him of sexual harassment. Lawrence opened up in a recent interview with GQ magazine about the ordeal and how it all unfolded.
Directly addressing Campbell’s past allegations, Martin adamantly denies them.
“None of that was true. It was all a lot of bullshit.”
Despite the near career ending accusation, Lawrence does not harbor any ill feelings toward Campbell.
“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.” He confirmed off their relationship these days.
“We don’t need to talk about something that just didn’t happen,” said Lawrence. “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.”
In 1997, Campbell quit “Martin.” Producers responded by suing Campbell for breaking her contract, to which she responded by counter suing them, which included the accusations against Lawrence. Despite settling out of court, the damage was already done, as Campbell only agreed to return to the show under the condition that she not be required to film scenes with Lawrence.
Rumors of a reboot that will feature both Campbell and Lawrence has been swirling for quite some time. However, there is no word on whether or not production has begun on that project.