Marlon Brando's son Miko is going on record to dispute reports that his iconic father had sexual relations with the late Richard Pryor.
Much has been said about the two renowned performers in the wake of Quincy Jones's allegations of Brando sleeping with Pryor, among other celebrities. The widow of Pryor, Jennifer Lee, also spoke out, seconding Jones's statement and saying the late comedian wouldn't have been ashamed of admitting his bisexuality.
Miko Defends His Father
In response, Brando's oldest living son, Miko, has come forward in defense of his late father.
"The Marlon Brando family has heard the recent comments by Quincy Jones and we are disappointed that anyone would make such a wrongful comment about either Marlon Brando or Richard Pryor," Miko tells TMZ.
The Hollywood icon is known for being very candid about his sexuality, having opened up about having relations with men in the past.
"Homosexuality is so much in fashion, it no longer makes news," Brando reportedly said. "Like a large number of men, I, too, have had homosexual experiences, and I am not ashamed."
However, son Miko insists Jones's claims about his father sleeping with Pryor are inaccurate.
Pryor's Daughter Chimes In
Prior to Miko's statement on the Jones revelations, Pryor's daughter Rain also went public to deny the claims in a strongly-worded Facebook post.
"All you who touted Faux News and preach about wanting blacks to be represented in a great light and then posted Q's interview are irrelevant and full of your own BS," she wrote on a since-deleted post on the social media website. "Q, was once a brilliant music producer who is losing his mind, and decided to garner publicity for himself with a sensationalized interview."
Later, Rain penned another impassioned Facebook post explaining that her father was very unfiltered to the public, but he "did NOT have relations with Brando."
She adds that the reports about the late comedian are "tasteless and infuriating," especially since Pryor's family shouldn't have to defend their father to the public.
Jones's Infamous Interview
While Brando and Pryor's supposed affair has captured the attention of the public, Jones's interview with Vulture included plenty of controversial tidbits that's not just limited to old Hollywood.
The 84-year-old music legend did not hold back starting with Michael Jackson, whom he described as greedy, stealing a lot of songs from other artists.
Jones also spilled on the Kennedy killer (mobster Sam Giancana), his first impression on The Beatles ("worst musicians in the world"), and famous people he's dated (Ivanka Trump).