Pryor widow Jennifer Lee Pryor isn’t one of more than two dozen alleged victims who have come forward. But she has an ax to grind.
During his lifetime, Cosby and Richard Pryor were bitter rivals. Cosby often criticized him for his “dirty” comedy routines and once claimed Pryor stole his style.
Pryor built his career on scathing social commentary and wide ranging use of vulgarity and racial epithets.
Jennifer Lee slammed the 77-year-old icon yesterday (Feb. 23) on a podcast,”Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend.” She didn’t hold back.
She called Cosby a “hypocrite” and “dirty on the inside.”
“Bill … hated Richard because he ‘worked dirty,'” she explained. “Bill worked clean, so therefore, you know, Bill’s just a fucking hypocrite and dirty on the inside.”
“It was a well-kept secret that Bill fucked everything that moved,” she continued. “This kind of shit that we’re finding out about is beyond.”
She also said Cosby’s wife, Camille, had to know about his depraved behavior.
Jennifer Lee married prior in 1981 and was the fourth of his five wives. They divorced after a little over a year together.
But she remarried him in 2001 and they remained together until he died from multiple sclerosis at 65 in 2005.
Pryor was infamously known for setting himself on fire while free-basing cocaine and drinking 151 proof rum. He was burned over 60 percent of his body, but recovered.
Ironically, Cosby and Pryor reconciled late in his career and became friends.
Cosby is being sued by some of he women he allegedly drugged and raped over the course of his career. He’s still performing in one-man shows, although several venues have canceled because of the controversy.
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