Paul Mooney

Ahead of the release of his tell-all book, former Richard Pryor bodyguard Rashon Kahn claimed during an interview with Comedy Hype that Pryor put a hit on former friend and fellow comedy legend Paul Mooney upon learning that Mooney had seduced his son, Richard Pryor Jr.

 “There was a time when Paul Mooney was Richard’s friend. But he violated – to the extent that Richard didn’t want him on the planet anymore,” Kahn said. “He was like ‘a million dollars, I want somebody killed.’ When the first time he told me about it, I thought he was high. But because he was adamant about it, I asked him about it again -and then he went into detail. He told me what went on and he was hurt by it.”

Shortly afterwards, Richard Sr.’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, responded to a fan tagging her in a clip of the interview on social media claiming that Richard Jr. told everyone that Mooney had seduced him years before during a speech at Richard Sr. repast.

“RPjr confirmed this at the luncheon I gave after Richard’s funeral service,” Jennifer said via Twitter.  “He announced it to the entire restaurant full of guests. I have it on tape.”

Mooney’s camp vehemently denies the accusation.

“There is no validity to Rashon Kahn's statement as it relates to Mr. Paul Mooney,” a publicist for Mooney told TMZ.

In an ambush interview with, Richard Jr. seems to confirm the sexual relations portion of Kahan’s remarks.

“Whatever happened in my life, it happened when I was young – it happened way before the 80s,” Richard Jr. told the interviewer.

The interviewer then asked if the alleged relations were consensual.

“How could any relations be consensual if I was a teenager,” Richard Jr. responded.

He had nothing to say as far as Mooney’s denials and no comment regarding Kahn’s allegation that Richard Sr. plans to have Mooney killed – which Kahn claims was foiled when Richard Sr. set himself on fire in the mid-80s.

“I’m done,” Richard Sr. told the reporter. 

Sources:,,, Comedy Hype,

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