Richard Pryor’s daughter is speaking out against new reports that her late father slept with Marlon Brando.
Earlier this week, Quincy Jones unveiled some big Hollywood bombshells, including the sexual history of Marlon Brando; on that list: Marvin Gaye and Richard Pryor.
Needless to say, the news was shocking; but according to Pryor’s wife, Jennifer Lee, the comedian had sex with with, men, women and “mailboxes.”
The comedian’s daughter, however, is speaking out and shutting down all the chatter. “Daddy did NOT have relations with Brando. There were no trips to his South Pacific Oasis, no flowers or love notes between. Not even a film role,” Rain Pryor wrote on Facebook.
But Rain did admit that her famous father’s lifestyle was no secret and in fact, he had a relationship with a trans woman in the early 70s and 80s. “As a child I knew her, not as the trans person in our home, but the lady whom everyone accepted,” she wrote.
Pryor also suggested that “during a time of huge inequality, it would have seem to matter more, and , now it’s sensationalized news, but the characters are wrong.”
She explained, “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.”
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