Richard Pryor’s widow has settled a lawsuit accusing Universal Music Group of selling 11 of the comedian’s recordings without authorization, a court clerk confirmed Wednesday.
Pryor sued Universal two months before his death, charging the company had released the recordings without his knowledge or permission. After he died of a heart attack in December 2005, his widow, Jennifer Pryor, was allowed to take over as plaintiff.
“The court took a motion to take the matter off calendar. The court was advised they had reached a settlement,” said Superior Court clerk Irvin Lackey.
In his suit, Pryor said it was years before he learned Universal had licensed such titles as “Wizard of Comedy,” “I Ain’t Lied Yet” and “Are You Serious?”