Richard Pryor's daughter slams Brando claims

Lawrence Kim
February 10, 2018

Mentioned nearly in passing during a wide-ranging and expletive-heavy interview with Vulture, the legendary music producer dropped the bombshell. Londell McMillan tweeted that Quincy needed "therapy" and went about the interview the wrong way.

Richard Pryor's widow Jennifer Lee confirmed Jones's story, in case you were skeptical and for some reason didn't believe Quincy Jones, telling TMZ "Richard would have no shame about Quincy's comments". Speaking to the news outlet, Jennifer said that Pryor was always open about his bisexuality and documented it extensively in his diaries. "Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes", she said.

"If you did enough cocaine, you'd f- a radiator and send it flowers in the morning", she told TMZ Wednesday, Feb. 7. In another Facebook post, she said he was "once a brilliant music producer who is losing his mind, and chose to garner publicity for himself with a sensationalized interview".

Actress and comedian Rain, who starred in USA sitcom Rude Awakening, acknowledged that her father "was very open with his life, so much so that news of his relationship with a trans woman in the early 70s and 80s wasn't really newsworthy nor notable". "Daddy did NOT have relations with Brando", read another Facebook post. He was the most charming motherf***** you ever met.

Amongst the big names mentioned, Jones called out Michael Jackson for greed, The Beatles for lack of talent, Marlon Brando for "f**king anything", and Richard Pryor for coupling with Brando. "Not even a film role", Rain wrote on the site on Thursday, February 8. Jennifer says she'll publish them later this year. "As a child, I knew her, not as the trans person in our home, but the lady whom everyone accepted". The 48-year-old actress - the daughter of the "Stir Crazy" actor and his second wife Shelley Bonus - also claimed Quincy is "losing his mind" and slammed people for sharing the interview with Vulture, in which he made the claim about Brando and her dad. I find it tasteless and infuriating. But Rain was not challenging her father's sexual preferences. "She hated Q and Daddy", she wrote. She added, "He is our flawless imperfection".

Bottom line. This man Richard Pryor, is not your Hollyweird scandal performance.

"Instead of putting labels on it, Richard just saw himself as a sexualized creature, who wasn't afraid of exploration and experimentation", Lee told Vulture in a Thursday interview. "So get a life and focus back on what's really going on in the world".

Earlier this week Richard Pryor's widow revealed that the comedian had slept with famed actor Marlon Brando.

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