Even though it was his first film to be G-rated it is not his first time appearing in a children's film. Lawrence filed for divorce from Gibbs on April 25 2012 citing irreconcilable differences and asking for joint legal and physical custody of the children. In 1997 Lawrence's Martin co-star Tisha Campbell-Martin filed a lawsuit against Lawrence and the show's producers for sexual harassment and verbal and physical assaults.
Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16 1965) is an American actor film director film producer screenwriter and stand up comedian. Lawrence has starred in numerous film roles and his very own highly-rated television series which ran from 1992 to 1997. His television series and starring role in question were both named after him with "Martin" Payne in Martin.