Comedian Paul Mooney has reportedly canceled his upcoming shows after he was accused of molesting the son of Richard Pryor when he was only a teenager.
According to TMZ, 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. At the venue, a message was taped to the front stating that Mooney would not be performing due to "health reasons."
The outlet is reporting that the allegations have caused him stress.
Earlier this week, Richard Pryor Jr. appeared to confirm that Mooney molested him.
"Whatever happened in my life, it happened when I was young. Way before the '80s," Pryor Jr. told TMZ when asked about the allegations against Mooney made by his late father's former bodyguard.
The TMZ reporter then asked him whether the relationship between the two of them was consensual, to which he replied:
"How can any relationship be consensual if I was a teenager?"