Paul Mooney cancels comedy shows after explosive sex allegations with Richard Pryor’s son revealed
The sons of comedian Paul Mooney have broken their silence over allegations that their father molested Richard Pryor's son when he was just a teen.
"Paul Mooney ain't hiding. Paul Mooney is not well," Dwayne said. "... He doesn't even know what's going on right now, with all this Richard Pryor stuff. He don't need to speak on it. We're speaking on it. We're his oldest sons ..."
They maintain that their father pulled out of a recent gig due to ill health and not over the allegations:
"My response is 'F*c* you,'" Daryl said. "Rashon, f*c* you. OK, coming out with some bullsh*t like that when Paul is ailing, after he's old. If the sh*t was hot, you should've told that sh*t years ago. Richard Pryor Jr. ain't say nothing about it, so why you gonna tell somebody's business."
Richard Pryor Jr. confirmed the allegations that he was violated by the comedian to TMZ after the late comedian's former bodyguard made the claims to Comedy Hype.
Richard Pryor Jr. Appears To Confirm He Was Molested By Paul Mooney
Paul Mooney is stepping away from the limelight for a bit after explosive rumors that he had a sexual encounter with Richard Pryor’s son went viral.
Although the comedy legend has denied Richard Pryor’s former bodyguard’s claims that he had sex with a young Pryor Jr. way back when, and that Pryor put a $1 million hit out on him, Mooney cancelled his Atlanta Comedy Theater appearance Wednesday and Thursday, August 29 due to “health reasons.”
According to TMZ. a sign on door of the comedy venue reads: “ATTENTION!! Paul Mooney is NOT on show tonight due to health reasons. We will transfer purchase to Faizon Love or Donnell Rawlings. Let box office know.”
According to the outlet, Mooney’s pulled out of several appearances following the heat he’s gotten over the alleged sexual relationship with Richard Pryor Jr made by Rashon Kahn, Pryor Sr former bodyguard.
As previously reported, Mooney’s publicist, Cassandra Williams spoke about the statement saying, “There is no validity to Rashon Kahn’s statement as it relates to Mr. Paul Mooney,” according to TMZ.
The development comes after an interview of Kahn, went viral on YouTube after it was posted by Comedy Hype on Monday, where he details the reason why the relationship between Pryor and Mooney ended.
Kahn, who has an upcoming book titled Everything Wasn’t Funny, states in the video that the two comedians “relationship became fragile because Paul Mooney had f****d Richard’s son by that time. He violated … Paul took advantage of the situation.”
Richard Pryor Jr., the son of late comedian Richard Pryor appears to confirm that he was molested by his father's former friend, Paul Mooney.
"Whatever happened in my life, it happened when I was young. Way before the '80s," Pryor Jr. told TMZ when asked about the allegations against Mooney made by his late father's former bodyguard.
The TMZ reporter then asked him whether the relationship between the two of them was consensual, to which he replied:
"How can any relationship be consensual if I was a teenager?"
His response comes a day after Mooney released a statement denying all of the allegations made against him. Pryor's former bodyguard, Rashon Kahn, claimed that his former boss put a hit out on Mooney after he had sex with his young son. The hit was reportedly worth $1 million.
"From Jo Jo Dancer  on their relationship became fragile because Paul Mooney had f*cked Richard's son by that time," Kahn said.