Eddie Murphy recently chose to refrain from mocking Bill Cosby at the SNL 40 anniversary show, but one person isn’t pulling any punches while talking about the beleaguered comedy legend.
Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, recently went in hard on Cosby during a new episode of the Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast.
“Richard was dirty on the outside, but he was a good person. He was clean on the inside,” Lee Pryor said. “Bill hated Richard because he ‘worked dirty’. Bill worked clean, so therefore, you know… Bill’s just a fucking hypocrite, and dirty on the inside.”
Jennifer Lee married Richard Pryor in 1981 before divorcing in 1982. They remarried in 2001 and stayed married until his death in 2005.
Pryor’s widow was careful to make clear that she wasn’t confirming allegations of Cosby raping women, but she hardly had kind things to say. “It was a well-kept secret that Bill fucked everything that moved. This kind of shit that we’re finding out about is beyond… I wasn’t aware of this kind of business. There were people in the business who were aware of it, and they’re coming out now.”
Furthermore, Lee Pryor praised Hannibal Buress for having the guts to take on a sacred cow. “It’s never cool to bring a black icon down. People say, ‘We don’t have a lot of them, leave him alone.'”
You can listen to Pryor’s widow address the Cosby allegations at the one-hour mark in Alison Rosen’s podcast.