Pryor Restraint

More father-son problems: Comic Richard Pryor, who is battling the permanently debilitating effects of multiple sclerosis, is trying to stop his son, Richard Jr., 38, from taking over his estate. “Unfortunately, because of Richard Jr.’s unwelcome and aggressive efforts to seek audience with his father, it was necessary to prepare requests for restraining orders,” a lawyer for the elder Pryor, 59, said in a statement. Pryor Jr. claims his dad can no longer take care of himself and that Jennifer Lee, a former spouse of Richard Sr., has been draining the comedian’s assets behind the comic’s back. Said Richard Sr.’s lawyer, Linda Larsen: “Richard has been and is fully in control of his own circumstances and voluntarily employs Jennifer Lee on a full-time basis as his agent and personal manager. He has the utmost trust and confidence in the work Jennifer does on his behalf.”

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