People woke up on Monday morning to shocking reports that Tisha Campbell-Martin and her husband, Duane Martin, filed for bankruptcy after falling $14.5 million in debt.
The couple, who filed for chapter 7 in January 2016, share $300,000 in personal and real estate property, including a $65,000 Los Angeles house, three cars and five motorcycles. According to the bankruptcy papers, Tisha and Duane also listed $15,000 in furniture and household items, $1,000 in clothing and $2,500 in jewelry among their assets.
The couple, who share two children together, Xen and Ezekiel, currently owe over $14 million in unpaid taxes, loans, car leases, credit card bills and other government debts.
Following all the chatter, Tisha took to Twitter to confirm that she and her husband did file, but that it came down to not being able to “agree 2 a settlement w the banks” after taking out loans for real estate investment.
Apparently, as of January, the married couple only had $200 in cash and $173 in a Credit Union.
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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