You might want to hold off on that Richard Pryor design you were thinking about because his wife most likely will take you to court. In a reported story from TMZ, wife of the legendary comedian is suing a T-Shirt company for $5 million after using his image in a design.
A t-shirt company stole Richard Pryor’s swag … according to a suit filed by the late great comic’s widow. Jennifer Lee Pryor says Fret Shirt — a company that specializes in irreverent tees — used a pic of Pryor emblazoned with the word “Swag” … but did so without her permission. Now she’s suing to stop production on the line, and get her piece of the profits.In the docs … Pryor is demanding they shell out $5 mil in damages. It’s hardly necessary, but Jennifer boasts about Richard’s accolades in the suit … pointing out he won 5 Grammys and an Emmy during his legendary career. Her point — Pryor was definitely swag … you just gotta pay for it.
One of the alleged T-Shirt designs: