Tracy Morgan
The actor has slammed claims that he refused help his estranged mother avoid foreclosure

Tracy Morgan is currently at the centre of a family feud after his estranged mother claimed that the actor refused to help her avoid foreclosure on her home in Youngstown, Ohio.

Alicia Walden, the mother of the 30 Rock star, initiated the media war between her and her son after alleging in a string of interviews that Morgan would not help her with her mortgage repayments.

She said that she fell back on her mortgage payments after losing her job in February 2011.

In an interview with CNN Walden, 61, claimed that when she reached out to her famous son in regards to her financial situation and asked for $25,000 in a bid to prevent the foreclosure on her home she was offered just $2000.

She said "I told her [Morgan's assistant], 'Thank you, but no thank you.' I'm not some person in the street. That was the straw that broke the camel's back."

The comedian's younger sister Asia Morgan has also weighed in on the action by publically branding her estranged brother a "douchebag" for refusing to give their mom.

She told the News York Daily News: "Because of the way he's treating our mother, all bets are off. He's never been a nice person and money's just made it worse."

Even though Forbes estimated Morgan's net worth at around $18 million, the fact that the comic agreed to cough up so little wasn't much of a surprise in their opinion.

Responding to the reports Morgan, who has not seen his mother in 11 years, released a statement slamming her claims as untrue and saying: "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," he added.