WATCH: Paul Mooney Accused of Sleeping with Richard Pryor Jr.

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The late comedian Richard Pryor’s former bodyguard Rashon Kahn posted a shocking video on Youtube, in which he discusses with Comedy Hype how Pryor’s best friend and fellow comedian, Paul Mooney, had sexual relations with his son, Richard Pryor Jr. He also goes on to say that Pryor was so mad about it, he asked Kahn to put out a $1 million hit prize for the person who kills Mooney.

The video quickly went viral and caused a split reaction on Twitter. While some people couldn’t believe that Mooney was gay, others took Kahn for his word without question, and called for the immediate cancellation of Mooney’s career. There are also plenty of users online that say Kahn, who’s currently promoting his upcoming tell-all book, Everything Wasn’t Funny, is merely using this bold allegation to drum up publicity for sales and attention.

During the interview Kahn said of Pryor and Mooney, “Their relationship became fragile because Paul Mooney has f**ked Richard’s son by that time. He violated. Paul took advantage of the situation. There was a time where Paul Mooney was Richard’s friend. So when Paul did what he did it was a violation of friendship first, then ‘my son’. And in some circles that would be dealt with.”

Pryor’s Widow Jennifer Lee Supports Kahn’s Story

Jennifer Lee, who was Pryor’s fifth wife when he passed away, and while they didn’t have any children together, the comedian had six children with seven women. Lee commented on Kahn’s video on Twitter writing, “It’s not my life, it happened to RP Jr. and since Rashon said this– and you want granular details, then go speak to him or Rp Jr.”

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Lee actually encourage Pryor Jr. to speak on the details on his relationship with Mooney. She tweeted, “It would be effective if RP would add the granular details.. RP Jr. is out as a gay man- he might want to shed light on this further and so should Rashon, since he is the one who tweeted original tweet.”

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Twitter Is Split on Who or What to Believe

While the public waits for either Mooney, 78, or Richard Pryor Jr., 58, to speak out on Kahn’s allegations, user on Twitter argued as to what, if anything about the comedian’s former bodyguard’s story was legit. While rumors of Pryor’s having a sexual relationship with actor Marlon Brando were alluded to by Quincy Jones, and later confirmed by his widow Jennifer Lee, if Mooney was gay, much of the public seemed unaware.

Mooney, who’s real name is Paul Gladney, was a writer on The Richard Pryor Show, In Living Color, and Roseanne. While he’s taped slew of stand-up specials, and continues to perform to this day, he is probably best known for appearing as a character named Negrodamus on Chapelle’s Show.

Mooney’s sexual preferences aside, Kahn is offering up some serious allegations toward Mooney, and there are both skeptics and believers to the author’s story. In addition to his claims, if Pryor did offer a $1 million reward to whomever killed Mooney, then it appears that Kahn is also admitting to conspiracy.

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Mooney’s publicist told TMZ that that “there is validity to Rashon Kahn’s statements as it relates to Mr. Mooney.”

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