Legendary funnyman Richard Pryor was accused of domestic violence by three of his five wives. And now, The ENQUIRER has learned that the late comedian’s grandson has been hit with a similar charge.
Randise Pryor, 23, is said to have assaulted his ex-girlfriend in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The victim of the alleged vicious attack, Karly Mason, 19, told The ENQUIRER exclusively that Randise – the son of Richard Pryor Jr. and his ex-wife Diane – hit her so hard she needed to be treated in the emergency room for a bloody head wound.
According to a court document obtained by The ENQUIRER , Randise is being charged with simple assault and harassment. A preliminary hearing was set for April 15.
Karly, a college student at Wilkes University, says she and Randise began dating after meeting at a party in September 2013. “He stayed with me every night,” Karly recalled. “He didn’t have anywhere else to stay and didn’t have a job or money.”
But despite her generosity, Karly says she never felt appreciated. “He neglected me, and I felt like he was just using me for a place to stay, for my car, and because I had a job and was making money,” she explained. “If he didn’t have cigarettes or food, he would blame me. I would introduce him to my friends and he would be mean and rude. He wouldn’t look at them or shake their hands.”
Karly broke it off with Randise after Valentine’s day, but things took an ugly turn on Feb. 27 when she went to collect her belongings from where Randise was staying.
When she arrived, Karly says, Randise flew into a rage. “He took my head and smashed it against the wall. I didn’t try to fight back and started to leave, but then he pushed me into the bathroom and continued to punch me.”
When Kariy broke free and tried to flee, she says Randise attempted to push her down a flight of stairs. Fortunately, Karly managed to escape from the house without further injury.
As a youngster, Randise spent time living in California with his “Stir Crazy” grandfather, who nearly strangled one of his wives to death.
“There was a time in my life where I used to hit women,” Richard, who died in 2005, once admitted. “I’ve never been able to have a, what you call it, sustain a relationship.”
According to the court document, a criminal complaint against Randise was filed on March 1. “(Randise) treated me like crap,” Karly added. “He just wasn’t a nice person.”