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A former bodyguard of late comedian Richard Pryor dropped a bombshell on the masses by way of a video clip that was published earlier on Monday (August 26) that has rocked many. Rashon Kahn says that Pryor offered $1 million for someone to murder his former friend and comedian Paul Mooney for allegedly sleeping with Pryor’s son.
The explosive clipped aired as part of an interview conducted by Comedy Hype. Kahn, who is set to put out a memoir titled “Everything Wasn’t Funny” shared the details of what ended Pryor and Mooney’s professional partnership and friendship. Some fans might know that Mooney served as a writer for Pryor and other comics of the day.
Kahn, in sharing the story, said that because of Pryor’s drug use, he wanted to wait a few days before confirming if what his boss said was accurate. When approached again, a clear-headed Pryor restated his desire to have Mooney killed.
News of the clip has exploded on social media with chatter on Twitter being the highest at the moment. We’ve collected some of the responses below.
CORRECTION: We incorrectly reported that the alleged incident between Mooney and Pryor’s son was rape, using Kahn’s words of “violating” as the impetus. We apologize for misrepresenting what was said by Mr. Kahn in the video below.
UPDATE: Jennifer Lee Pryor, the former wife of Richard Pryor, says that Richard Pryor Jr. reportedly told a group of people about the alleged Mooney incident during a luncheon held after Pryor’s funeral.
In a number of tweets, Ms. Pryor confirmed Kahn’s account. The tweets can be seen below.