News: Montana Fishburne Checks Into Mental Illness Facility

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2010 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Actor Laurence Fishburne's daughter, Montana, has reportedly checked herself into a California in-patient facility that specializes in addressing behavioral and mental illnesses.

According to reports, Montana will spend a full month at the facility.

Montana Fishburne -- aspiring sex tape star and daughter of Laurence Fishburne -- is checking herself into an inpatient facility that specializes in anger management, behavioral problems and mental illnesses ... sources tell TMZ. We're told the facility is in Southern California and Montana will be there at least 30 days. Sources say part of Montana's stay will be devoted to anger issues, but she'll also undergo diagnostic tests to determine if there are underlying behavioral or mental issues. (TMZ)

The 19-year-old star's venture into the adult film industry recently sparked a reaction from 50 Cent.

"When you decide you want to be a porn star, no porn star uses their last name," Fif told radio host Funkmaster Flex. "You would use a new name or what's her first name? 'Montana Rye' I could have helped her marketing-wise. But she used her father's fame. Let's say you have a little boy and your son's gay or your son's a drug addict, we can't decide where people's lives are actually going to go so it's not really a reflection of Larry Fishburne, the connection goes wild. Immediately, people scream bad parenting but you don't have control over all of those things and she's an adult now. So, she makes bad choices, it reflects her." (Hot 97)

Model/Rapper LoLa Monroe labeled the star's excuse of trying to follow in Kim Kardashian's footsteps as "misguided".

"It kind of doesn't make sense to me because you got to kind of understand, I'm not saying what Kim Kardashian did was okay but there is a difference between having an intimate sex tape out and actually getting into porn. It's totally different and when you compare it as Black women we're received very, very different [treatment] from Caucasian women. So it's a difference, but even with that being her explanation it really doesn't make any sense. That's just a misguided young girl. Terribly misguided." (XXL Mag)

Last month, Montana penned an open letter to the public as a response to the criticism she's received over her recent decision.

"I was the one who reached out to Vivid. [Male performer] Brian Pumper had nothing to do with getting me started. I did my first video with him, but that's it. I chose Vivid because they are the best in the business and I wanted to go to the top seller. And they have released other movies with celebrity girls like Kendra, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. So, I wanted to go somewhere I knew I would be safe. People have it wrong. Doing porn is not about me becoming famous...it's about becoming successful. Porn just happens to be the industry I was most interested in, so for critics to say I'm going about it the wrong way they are missing the point. I am making a buzz in the porn industry and in the mainstream, too. It's leading me to more opportunities, so people can't say that I'm not going to get anywhere." (VIBE)

Check out recent footage of Montana Fishburne below:

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