Eddie Murphy isn't backing down -- he insists that a comedian named Brando Murphy is not his son.
Brando has been telling pretty much anyone who'll listen -- and plenty of people who couldn't care less -- that he's Eddie's offspring. But Eddie says it ain't true, and his lawyer has fired off a cease-and-desist alleging:
- Brando actually changed his name to Murphy.
- He performs with Richard Pryor's son in a "sons of comedy" show.
- He shows up at a coffee shop Eddie frequents and yells, "My father won't talk to me!"
But Brando isn't back down, either. He's threatening to sue Eddie for defamation, calling the allegations "vile, base, contemptible, miserable, wretched and loathsome."