In a wide-ranging, no-holds-barred interview with Vulture, Quincy Jones alleged late comedian Richard Pryor slept with Marlon Brando in the the 1970s.
“He’d fuck anything,” the legendary producer claimed of Brando. “He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.”
We might write that off as an off-the-cuff remark from an 84-year-old icon, but Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee, confirmed the liaison.
“It was the ’70s! Drugs were still good, especially quaaludes,” she told TMZ. If you did enough cocaine, you’d fuck a radiator and send it flowers in the morning.”
She added that the comic “would have no shame about Quincy’s comments.” Lee says her late husband was open about his bisexuality and chronicled it extensively in his diaries, which she plans to publish later this year.
Before his death in 2005, Pryor was married seven times to five women (including twice to Lee). He also had relationships with actresses Margot Kidder and Pam Grier.