Not backing down. Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sinead O’Connor on Thursday, May 5, after the Irish singer accused the former late-night TV host in a Facebook post of supplying Prince with drugs and allegedly drugging her in the past.
According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, the lawsuit states that O’Connor, 49, is “well known for her media antics and for seeking attention through inflammatory Facebook posts.”
The drama began when O’Connor — who has dealt with mental health issues — alleged that Hall gave drugs to Prince, who wrote O’Connor’s massive 1990 hit “Nothing Compares 2 U.”
“Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.… Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince’s and Eddie Murphy‘s bitch) Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land,” the Grammy winner, 49, wrote on her Facebook account on Monday, May 2.
The former chart-topper then went on to say that Hall once “spiked” her at a party held at Murphy’s home.
“Arsenio I’ve reported you to the Carver County [Sheriff’s] office,” she added. “Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie [Murphy’s] house. You best get tidying your man cave.”
At the time, a rep for Hall told Us that O’Connor’s comments are “absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd.”
A rep for O’Connor has not yet responded to Us Weekly’s request for comment.
Prince, who was found dead on April 21 at age 57 in his Chanhassen, Minnessota, compound, had painkillers in his possession at the time of his death, officials told NBC News last week. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the musician allegedly had Percocet in his system. Though an autopsy was performed on Friday, April 22, results have not yet been released pending toxicology results.
The Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. attorney’s office confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, May 4, that they are assisting Carver County investigators in the investigation into Prince’s death after it was publicly disclosed that the influential artist was scheduled to meet with a California doctor on April 22 to be treated for an alleged painkiller addiction.
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