Earlier this week an interview excerpt surfaced in which ex-bodyguard of Richard Pryor, Rashon Khan, alleged that the late comedian offered $1 million for someone to kill comedian Paul Mooney for sleeping with Pryor’s son, Richard Jr.
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Khan is the writer of an upcoming book called Everything Wasn’t Funny, in which he shared the dark narrative he claims was the reason that Pryor and Mooney’s professional relationship and friendship ended.
“Relationship became fragile because Paul Mooney had f****d Richard’s son by that time. He violated…. Paul took advantage of the situation,” said Khan.
Check out the interview below:
At the time, Khan thought Pryor was just high but when he brought the topic up again weeks later, Khan claims that the comedian was serious.
Khan says that Pryor felt betrayed/hurt because it was A.) His son, and B.) His friend. Khan says that the reason the act was never carried out is because Richard “caught on fire”, which replaced his priorities. If not for that, says Khan, Mooney would not be alive.
Yet, Pryor Jr. has seemingly confirmed the allegations telling TMZ “whatever happened in my life, it happened when I was young. Way before the ’80s,” when asked about the allegations against Mooney.
The cameraman then questioned whether the sexual relationship was consensual, to which Richard Jr. replied: “How can any relationship be consensual if I was a teenager?”
The 58-year-old refused to speak on the claims that his late father had put a $1 million hit on Mooney for the alleged molestation.
Mooney’s representative have continued to deny the allegations, telling TMZ that Khan’s story doesn’t add up. The representative highlights the fact that Mooney and Richard Sr. were seen hanging out as late as the 1990s, about 20 years after Khan claims their relationship had gone sour.
The rep also pointed out that Richard Jr. never mentioned Mooney by name when he was speaking to TMZ about the nonconsensual sex.