Sinead O'Connor Sued Over 'Vile' Prince Accusation

She claims Arsenio Hall supplied singer's drugs
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2016 3:05 AM CDT
Updated May 6, 2016 6:26 AM CDT
Sinead O'Connor Sued Over 'Vile' Prince Accusation
Arsenio Hall is seen at Ebony magazine's Power 100 Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

The death of Prince has opened up an ugly feud between Sinead O'Connor and Arsenio Hall that is now in the courts. In a Facebook post Monday, the Irish singer accused Hall—"AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch"—of supplying Prince with hard drugs over many years, adding that she had reported him to authorities and that "anyone" who thought Prince "was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land." In a later post, she accused Hall of spiking her with drugs at Murphy's house. Hall fired back with a $5 million lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Thursday, accusing O'Connor of telling "despicable, fabricated lies" in a bid for attention, CNN reports.

"Hall will not stand idly by while O'Connor attempts to get attention for herself by recklessly spreading malicious, vile lies that he engaged in egregious criminal conduct which falsely links Hall to Prince's death," the lawsuit states. Hall denies ever supplying drugs to Prince and says he has had no contact with O'Connor for 25 years. TMZ reports that Hall says O'Connor, whose biggest hit was a cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," only met the star a couple of times, and she "detested" him. (Prince was reportedly set to meet with an addiction specialist just before he died.)

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