Tisha Campbell On Forgiving And Reconnecting With Martin Lawrence After Se’xual Ha’rassment Law’suit: ‘We Worked Really Hard’

There’s no question that Martin is one of the greatest shows of our culture, and with a reunion special forthcoming, fans are excited. The series ran for five seasons and starred Martin Lawrence, Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold, Thomas Ford, and Carl Anthony Payne II, navigating life, love, career, and friendships. The most dynamic of the bunch was the romantic relationship between Lawrence and Campbell’s characters. Things ended abruptly in 1997 amid a s’exual har’assment la’wsuit and claim Campbell made against Lawrence.

According to Campbell, Lawrence asked her out on dates, and she declined. As seasons progressed, she claimed that Lawrence’s behavior worsened with tant’rums, out’bursts, and thr’eats when he didn’t get his way on set.

Lawrence denied the al’legations, and Campbell quit, leaving the show’s producers to find creative ways to keep their love story going
As a compro’mise, Lawrence and Campbell agreed not to be on set together, and not film any scenes together – including the finale episode.

The chemistry between Lawrence and Campbell was magnetic. Rewatching reruns for fans ignite the same magic. Campbell told Gayle King in a recent interview that the reunion allowed the on-screen couple to pick up right where they left off.

“We were finishing each other’s sentences. We were joking. We were laughing. It was like being on set again.”
The reunion still comes as a surprise considering Campbell and Lawrence’s past. Many wondered how the two were able to come to any type of resolution after such hard alle’gations.

Campbell told King: “We worked really hard to reconnect, to forgive, and this reunion is about a celebration of everything that we did, everything that we accomplished, and our growth as human beings. And so, we concentrated mostly on that.”

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