LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Maia Campbell video and the passing of her mother Bebe Moore Campbell is addressed in a new special tonight. Maia Campbell (Tiffany Warren of “In the House”) shocked news in 2009 after a video tape of her surfaced online, along with disturbing allegations.
As reported on LALATE at the time, the Maia Campbell video featured Campbell en route to the then Foxs Hills Mall in Culver City. At the time, the last major role for Maia had been Sorority Sister Slaughter in 2007.
“The videos depict a woman seated in the passenger seat of a car eating Lays chips wearing hoop purple earrings”, LALATE wrote in 2009. By September, no less than three videos surfaced online on YouTube leaving fans shocked if that was Tiffany Warren from In the House, or not.
At the same time, LALATE reported how, in her book “72 Hour Hold”, and her play “Even with Madness”, Maia’s mother Bebe Moore Campbell tackled the issues of mental health as its core. Her 2003 book – “Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry” – went on to win national awards. Among them was the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Outstanding Literature Award. Bebe became recognized locally as a founding member of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and of NAMI-Inglewood.
Tonight that history behind the Los Angeles tape and the passing of Maia’s mother is revisited by OWN. The episode entitled “Fix My Fallen Star” features host Iyanla Vanzant tackling Maia’s past and her plans for the future.
OWN says of the videos “Through the years, Maia has struggled with addiction and was publicly humiliated when shocking videos of her hit the internet”. The episode airs tonight November 17.