We’d like to extend a warning to those who may find the following subject matter sensitive as it points to sexual abuse.
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 raping Pryor’s son. News that Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Pryor confirmed on social media.
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.
Wait, WHAT?! Richard Pryor Put Out Hit On Paul Mooney For Allegedly Raping Son was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Richard Pryor bodyguard is essentially admitting to conspiracy but sheesh paul mooney gotta address this— Justin Davis (Andros Fan Account) (@OGJOHNNY5) August 26, 2019
Just watched a wild interview about Richard Pryor and Paul Mooney and I wish I knew some old heads that would indulge in a this interview with me because whew 🥃— bell looks (@justjenetta) August 26, 2019
Just watched that clip of Richard Pryor bodyguard speaking on Paul Mooney and....bruh— Pfizer Soze (@brantweezy) August 26, 2019
Richard Pryor put a M on Paul Mooney's head for touching his underage son?! This Monday is already stressful 😭😭😭— In Tua We Trust 🙏🏾 (@Mad_Dad2020) August 26, 2019
First time all year I've called in sick. Then heard Paul Mooney violated Richard Pryor's son & Richard wanted to put money on Paul's head.— Reggie Harper (@reggieharper) August 26, 2019
May have to take another sick day.
Either he’s lying or Richard Pryor forgave Paul Mooney.....🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/duYq3XtfPm— Marcellus Spivey... (@mylan_aswad) August 26, 2019
Richard Pryor was going to pay $1 million to have Paul Mooney killed for raping his son..whoa #comedyhype— Bj Barrett (@BarrettBoyGeech) August 26, 2019
someone gotta ask Quincy Jones about this Paul Mooney/Richard Pryor thing— The @-ministrator (@Jam_Brandon) August 26, 2019