Tichina Arnold Comments on Vintage Lawsuit Between Martin Lawrence & Tisha Campbell

Hands down, one of THEE funniest sitcoms in the 90’s was the hit, ‘Martin’. For 5 years, the show brought entertaining characters to life like Martin Payne, Gina Waters and Pamela James. But if you were hoping there’d be a reunion (the show’s last episode aired in 1997), don’t hold your breath.


To give you a brief backstory, in 1996, Tisha Campbell, who we affectionately knew as Gina, filed a lawsuit against Martin Lawrence and the show’s producers for sexual harassment and verbal and physical assault. Fast forward to the present day and during a recent appearance on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’, Tichina Arnold  FINALLY commented on the nature of the lawsuit and how the tension it caused affects the possibility of a ‘Martin’ reunion. Check out what she revealed to host Andy Cohen.

She explained:

We’ve all gone our separate ways, and we didn’t know ‘Martin’ would be as big as it was.We didn’t know we were part of an iconic show. All of us in the cast, we still talk to each other. The lawsuit was a very interesting thing to be a part of. Tisha and I have been friends since childhood, and Martin and I are still friends. There’s a point where you have to be professional and a point where you have to be personal, and I was very well aware of separating the two, and Tisha always respected that. It was very weird, but I handled it as best I could.

Let’s all hope Tisha and Martin can let bygones be bygones and make a reunion episode for the love of the fans! [Sister 2 Sister]

Shannah Edmonds