Richard Pryor Jr. Alleges His Father's Widow Illegally Obtained Pryor's Rights
(AllHipHop News) Richard Pryor Jr is fine with another man portraying his father in an upcoming biopic, but he is not ok with the film being made. Reports have surfaced that the son of the late great comedian is threatening legal action if his step mother, Jennifer Lee Pryor continues with the Lee Daniels-directed biopic.
Documents obtained my TMZ state that Pryor Jr alleges his stepmother illegally obtained his father's rights in 2005, months before he died from multiple sclerosis. Pryor Jr threatens to attempt to have the film stopped if his stepmother proceeds with its production.
Jennifer Lee Pryor informed IFC last year that she plans to release Pryor's diaries. The diaries reportedly delve into his formative years living in a brothel ran by his grandmother in Peoria, Illinois.