Pryor Facing More Legal Trouble
Apr. 09, 2000
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Ailing comedian Richard Pryor faces more legal complications.
Loud Records of Delaware has asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to determine who owns the rights to master recordings of some of Pryor's performances.
Loud claims it paid $200,000 for the material in 1998 in an agreement with a company called Found Money Inc.
Pryor says he owns the masters.
In March, Pryor took out a restraining order against his 38-year-old son, Richard Jr. The move followed a court request by Pryor's son to become conservator of his father's estate.
The 59-year-old comic is fighting multiple sclerosis, and his son claims his father cannot care for himself.