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Pryor Facing More Legal Trouble

April 9, 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.

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