According to TMZ, the owner of the Atlanta Comedy Theater has offered full refunds to those who were expecting to attend the show last night. He also gave away free tickets for future shows.
Mooney was set to take the stage Wednesday in Atlanta at the ATL Comedy Theater, where he was serving as the MC for the night in a long lineup of comedians. But, a sign outside the venue made it clear … PM wasn’t going to show.
The sign reads, “ATTENTION!! Paul Mooney is NOT on show tonight due to health reasons. We will transfer purchase to Faizon Love or Donnell Rawlings. Let box office know.”
A rep for Paul tells us the allegations recently made by Richard Pryor’s former bodyguard have seriously stressed Mooney out … and he needs to lay low for awhile. We’re told he’ll be canceling all of his scheduled appearances in the next few weeks until things simmer down.
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As we previously reported… Pryor’s son is backing up his late father’s ex-bodyguard’s claim that Mooney molested him when the was a teenager.
According to Rashon Kahn, the now-deceased funnyman put a $1 million bounty on the head of Mooney when he discovered the fellow comedian and supposed friend had sex with Richard Pryor Jr.
In a recently published video featuring Kahn, he said Richard and Paul’s personal and professional relationship began deteriorating around 1986, because “Mooney had f*cked Richard’s son by that time.”
Pryor Jr. appeared to address the situation when TMZ ran into him in NYC this week. He didn’t name Paul, but confirmed he had been molested as a teen.
Mooney has vehemently denied the allegation.