Eddie Murphy is finding himself in a not so funny situation with a young comedian named Brando Murphy.
The younger Mr. Murphy is basically passing himself off as Eddie’s son and Eddie isn’t down with that.
According to TMZ, Eddie’s lawyer fired off several threatening letters to Brando Murphy, claiming the comedian has told anyone who will listen that he’s Eddie’s son. In one letter, Eddie’s lawyer threatens to sue him for millions if he doesn’t back off.
According to the letters, these are some of the things Brando has done:
– Changed his last name to Murphy
– Performing with Richard Pryor’s son, Mason, in the “Sons of Comedy” tour.
– Showing up at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Eddie frequents and screaming, “My father won’t talk to me!”
Brando reportedly sent his own threatening letter to Eddie, insisting he’s never presented himself as Eddie’s son and calling Eddie’s accusations “vile, base, contemptible, miserable, wretched and loathsome.”
Brando says he’ll sue Eddie for defamation if he continues what he calls a campaign of intimidation.
Check out some of Brando Murphy’s stand up in the video below.