Grier & Pryor split over condom request

The actress’ doctor told her that cocaine-user Pryor’s sperm was harming her body – because it contained traces of the drug.

And he insisted she should demand protected sex.

Appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Thursday (03Feb11) to promote her new memoirs, Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, the Foxy Brown star revealed, “There was an epidemic of a lot of people doing cocaine and it accumulated in the body and often in the prostrate gland and it would come out during your sexual activity, and inside a woman it could harm her.

“(My doctor) said, ‘You’ll have to ask your mate to wear protection…’ It would protect me from getting the drug into my body… and so I had to tell Richard, ‘You’re gonna have to wear a raincoat’, and he had an issue with that.

“I said, ‘It’s my life…’ I chose me.”