Across the identical time that Martin Lawrence’s marriage to spouse Patricia was imploding, the same scenario was unfolding together with his make-believe TV spouse on the set of “Martin.” In January 1997, the Los Angeles Instances reported that Tisha Campbell, Lawrence’s “Martin” co-star, introduced she was quitting the present as a consequence of “insupportable” situations, after strolling off the set the earlier November and refusing to return. HBO, which produced the sequence for Fox, filed for a short lived restraining order that will power her again to work; she countersued, alleging sexual battery and sexual harassment. That swimsuit was settled out of court docket, and Campbell and Lawrence have been capable of bury the hatchet lengthy sufficient to movie the ultimate episodes earlier than the sequence ended that Might. On the time, reported Selection, Lawrence insisted the present concluded as a result of he wished it to.
In a 2020 interview with GQ, Lawrence dismissed the narrative that his habits had something to do with the present’s cancellation as “bulls**t,” telling the journal, “I simply determined to finish it. Individuals mentioned that I received cancelled, however that wasn’t the case. I made a decision to simply depart the present,” he defined.
Campbell subsequently appeared on daytime present “The Discuss,” the place she was requested about Lawrence’s remarks. Campbell famous that she could not remark due to a confidentiality settlement, however implied Lawrence’s spin was inaccurate. “However what I can say is… I used to be really sort of shocked,” Campbell mentioned, by way of Essence.