The Fishburne Family Business

Now here’s a teen who knows how to get Daddy’s attention. In a matter of days, Montana Fishburne, the nineteen-year-old daughter of film star Lawrence Fishburne has found instant fame, but not the kind her father is proud of.

It all started with her making  her own sex tape in the vein of her role models, Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton, (nice choice Montana) and then signing a professional contract to get it distributed and become a career pornographic actress. No sooner, did daddy shake his head than a posse of his fellow stars banded together in an attempt to purchase all copies of her first porn DVD release. They failed. And the news for Lawrence went from bad to worse.

The latest reports are that his little Miss was arrested last fall for prostitution charges and is now on probation. As if that wasn’t enough, E! Online reported this week that Montana Fishbourne was arrested again in February for a violent assault on her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend. Then Montana got herself a Twitter account and further distanced herself from A – list Hollywood by attacking Jamie Foxx as being gay and also accused him of making a gay porn. She may face a slander and libel charge for that one.

All I can say is, “Daddy, do I have your attention yet?”

The truth is, no one but Montana knows what kind of father Lawrence Fishburne was. And sometimes problem children are immune to even the most mindful and loving parenting. But if family history is any indication, I’d bet my house that Montana is behaving like a toddler screaming for much needed attention.

Fishburne’s own parents divorced when he was a child and he moved with his mother from Georgia to New York City, where he was raised. Fishburne’s father saw him only about once a month. Montana is also a child of divorce. Fishburne spilt with Montana’s mother and left that family when she was around five-years-old. Then he went on to marry again and create another family. It is unclear how much visitation and attention Montana received from her father growing up, but if the stories of other celebrities’ children are any model, we can assume that when Montana visited Hollywood A-List Daddy’s world, it was a world of few boundaries and wacky wealth. Look no further than MacKenzie Phillips story. When she left her mother’s small apartment to visit her 70’s rock star father John Phillips and his celebrity friends in the big house, her confused tears were rocked away at late night adult parties by other rock stars. Not a world for a developing adolescent.

Clearly this troubled young woman has been over-sexualized — she says she’s dreamed of being a porn star since she was 16 — and has an anger an management problem. Her assault victim had significant injuries.

Reports are that Montana has not spoken to her father since her porn tape was released. She’s 19 now, legally not a child, but clearly emotionally one. My advice to Lawrence: Track down your daughter. Get in her face. And don’t leave her until you’ve given her all the attention she’s craving.

2 thoughts on “The Fishburne Family Business

  1. Well, we never know what goes inside the house, children make their choices, in spite of best parenting. This is a very destructive way of getting attention just like drugs and alcohol. I would not be so quick to advise another parent if I had not spoken with them.

  2. How sad for this young woman to choose to be so terribly self-destructive. How very, very sad.

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