Richard Pryor’s two-time wife (they were married for a year in 1981, and then again 20 years later, until his death) Jennifer Lee Pryor, went on the Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast, and talked about a lot of fascinating stuff: her relationship with Pryor’s children, his sex and substance abuse issues, and his upcoming biopic. She also talked about Bill Cosby and the absolute hypocrisy by which he lives his life.
Richard was dirty on the outside, but he was a good person on the inside. Bill, he hated Richard because he ‘worked dirty’. 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. [But] this kind of shit that we’re finding out about is beyond—I mean, I wasn’t aware of this kind of business.
He’s done… he’s a piece of shit.
This is similar to what Hannibal Buress said in his comments about Bill Cosby during his act that pretty much ignited the attention Cosby’s getting now.
He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up, black people. I was on TV in the ’80s. I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.Cosby did a really good job for a really long time of keeping his public persona and his personal monsterness separate. (At least for those of us at home— it’s been made pretty clear that this was not a huge secret in the comedy world.) It may be late, but at least the world now knows… “He’s a piece of shit.”