Daughter of the late actor Richard Pryor has come forward to deny allegations made by his widow, Jennifer Lee last week.
Lee told TMZ that her late husband was bisexual, something he never tried to hide from their friends and family. What's more, she claimed that he detailed his relationships with men in his personal journals - including a dalliance with Marlon Brando that happened in the 70's. However, his daughter, Rain, from his marriage with Shelley Bonus has rebuked the revelation.
Rain took to Facebook to make a statement. "Daddy did NOT have relations with Brando," she told her followers. "There were no trips to his South Pacific Oasis, no flowers or love notes between. Not even a film role. Why this sudden need to drag Daddy through the Hollywood mud? I find it tasteless and infuriating. At least get the details right, but of course we live in the age of faux news is real unless we disagree for our own agendas, and people need to stay relevant by dishing dirt," she continued. "Bottom line. This man Richard Pryor, is not your Hollyweird scandal performance. He is our Daddy. He is our perfect imperfection. He is our legacy and we are most certainly his. So get a life and focus back on what's really going on in this world."
Accord to E News, Quincy Jones was the first person to allude to a tryst between the legendary actor and comedian, during an interview with Vulture. "He was the most charming motherf***** you ever met," he said of Brando. "He'd sleep with anything. Anything! He'd sleep with a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye." When asked to clarify what he meant, Jones insisted, "Come on man. He did not give a f***!"
In the now-deleted Facebook post, Rain concluded by saying she wants people to remember her father for the right reasons. "I should be commenting on his genius comedy and the fact that he not only wrote, directed and produced...he had an office at Columbia Pictures and was once one of the richest men."
Pryor was married seven times to five different women over the course of his life. He died of a heart attacked caused by coronary artery disease in 2005, nine days after his 65th birthday.
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