Richard Pryor's daughter Elizabeth is accusing the late comedian's wife, Jennifer Lee, of mentally abusing him.
In a petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Elizabeth is seeking removal of Jennifer as the trustee of Richard's estate, citing "elder abuse."
According to Elizabeth, her dad, who suffered from multiple sclerosis, was isolated by Jennifer from his family and friends. Family visits were limited to once a month, 40 minutes maximum.
The petition goes on to say that the alleged abuse caused the comedian "depression, despair, agitation, and other extreme mental suffering."
Written in the petition, "Given Mr. Pryor's utter dependence on Jennifer for his personal and financial welfare, her actions were reckless, oppressive, fraudulent and malicious."
Jennifer Lee and Richard Pryor were divorced in 1982, but remarried in June 2001.