The Montana Fishburne aka “Chippy D” Story reads like a bad made-for video movie.
First Laurence Fishburne’s daughter allegedly had a a “career” as a prostitute.
This, according to Celebitchy: “The Enquirer had quotes from Montana’s former lawyer admitting that she gave a guilty plea to a prostitution charge (which she tried to claim was for “loitering”) and adding that she could go to jail for violating parole on that conviction by appearing in an adult film. They also had quotes from a hooker who claims to have known Montana. This hooker said that Montana’s boyfriend is actually her pimp and that he “turned her out” in order to make money for the both of them while Montana was living rent-free in his family’s home.”
Then, she had a stint in porn films, according to TMZ: ““Being in an adult film is not a big deal to me. It’s something I always wanted to do. I have always been comfortable in my body and with my sexuality. I am not in porn to get into acting. I am in porn because I wanted to be in porn.”
Then, a basic mistake: Her father, the major movie star, found out: The NYP reported that Fishburne told her,” You used your last name! No-one uses their real name in porn! You embarrassed me. I’m not going to talk to you until you turn your life around.”
And later, she compounded his embarrassment by appearing nearly naked on the cover of Asis (“The benefits of beauty, booty and brains”) magazine.
And said, on the subject of the magazine’s extreme retouching on her butt: ““I’ve had spots on my butt forever – it’s a leopard booty.”
How proud her father must have been.
But Montana was not repentant: “I’m not doing shit to him, but fucking and having my career.”
Fishburne’s friends, meanwhile, offered $1 million to Vivid, the distributors of the sex tape featuring Montana, (and every other “celebrity” sex tape, it seems) in an attempt to stop it’s distribution.
It was too late.
Montana, predictably, remained undaunted. She said, of her father’s reaction, “Though he sees this now as a negative, I believe in time he will view it as a positive.”
In one of his movies, Boyz N the Hood, Fishburne plays a man fighting to keep his son a the right side of the law, whilst living in South Central LA, an under-privileged, gang-blighted neighbourhood. Of course, Boyz N the Hood, (being a Hollywood movie,) has Fishburne as a role model and a positive example to his son.
And they all end up living happily ever after.
Unfortunately, life (even in Hollywood) is not at all like Hollywood movies.
When a child like this (born of such great and obvious privilege) behaves in such a dangerous, self-destructive and dysfunctional way, an onlooker can only imagine what kind of “positive role model” their parent provided for them, while growing up.
What must have happened to the child to propel her from the comforts of the A-list to prostitution and selling sex videos? No matter how hard she protests, these are not the choices that happy, well-adjusted and beloved children usually make.
But to make any judgment without the facts, would be unfair. There must have been examples of children from blameless families who have made these decisions.
Not many, but I am sure there are some.
One thing that can probably be said with certainty however: this story doesn’t appear to be heading for a happy Hollywood ending anytime soon.