Sinead O'Connor pens vicious open letter to ex husband

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Singer Sinead O'Connor found safe in Chicago area: police

The mystery surrounding Sinead O'Connor's alleged disappearance in a Chicago suburb over the weekend subsided on Monday (May 16) when police in Wilmette, Illinois, said the Irish star had been found safe at a local hotel. But that was just the beginning of the latest dramatic episode in the "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer's tumultuous private life, which was once again put on public display later that day when the 49-year-old posted a scathing letter aimed at her ex-husband and one of her sons on Facebook.

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Addressed to first husband John Reynolds, O'Connor wrote, "you tell that evil son of our that a person who suffers from two f---ing medical conditions of which the symptoms include suicidal compulsion isn't being manipulative if while he is being a f---ing chauvinist bully like his grandfather they say they're going to or feel like killing themselves." Musician Reynolds and O'Connor have one son together, Jake. The singer has spoken about her struggles with mental illness and depression on numerous occasions.

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NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 06: Sinead O'Connor performs on stage during Day 2 of Bestival 2013 at Robin Hill Country Park on September 6, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight. (Photo by C Brandon/Redferns via Getty Images)
Musicians Sinead O'Connor, left, and Deborah Harry pose together at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDs research worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Robbie Shakespeare, left, and Sly Dunbar pose with Sinead O'Connor, center, and the award they recieved at the Prime Minister Independence Gala in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday, August 6, 2005.The event was to celebrate Jamaica's 43rd year of independence at which a a special tribute to Bob Marley in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his birth was made. Sly and Robbie, "The Riddim Twins", have worked with international artists such as Sinead O'Connor, Bob Dylan, Joe Cocker, the Rolling Stones and Herbie Hancock. ( AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs at the Prime Minister Independence Gala in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday Aug. 6, 2005. The event was to celebrate Jamaica 's 43rd year of independence at which a a special tribute to Bob Marley in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his birth was made. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Sinead O'Connor arrives at amfAR's Inspiration Gala in Los Angeles, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011. The Gala benefits AIDs research worldwide. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
FILE--After three years of therapy, Irish singer Sinead O'Connor, shown in this 1993 file photo, is back on the music scene, with a new outlook on life. O'Connor, 28, is performing this summer with other acts as part of the Lollapalooza '95 tour. It marks her first U.S. appearance since the then-bald singer was booed at a Bob Dylan tribute concert three years ago, after tearing up a photograph of Pope John Paul II on NBC's ``Saturday Night Live.'' She sings about her struggles as a victim of child abuse. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor displays two of her three awards she won at the 7th annual MTV Video Music Awards in Universal City, Ca., Thursday evening, Sept. 6, 1990. O'Connor won for her single "Nothing Compares 2 U" in the video of the year, female video and post modern video categories. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs at the Prime Minister Independence Gala in Kingston, Jamaica, Saturday Aug. 6, 2005. The event was to celebrate Jamaica 's 43rd year of independence at which a a special tribute to Bob Marley in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of his birth was made. (AP Photo/Collin Reid)
Sinead O'Connor performs at an outdoor plaza at 59th St. and Fifth Avenue in New York Monday, June 12, 2000, for a taping of the CBS "Early Show." The performance took place despite a suit filed by nearby residents seeking a temporary injunction to halt the concerts, which they say are too loud. The television program will air Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)
Irish pop singer Sinead O'Connor stands by the backdrop of her album cover during the launching of her album "Throw Down Your Arms," scheduled to be released in September, Monday, Aug. 8, 2005 in Kingston, Jamaica. She recorded the album in Kingston earlier this year with several top Jamaican musicians, including drummer Sly Dunbar, bassist Robbie Shakespeare, guitarist Mikey Chung and trombonist Nambo Robinson. (AP PHOTO/Collin Reid)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 19: Irish singer Sinead O'Connor performs live during a concert at the Astra on April 19, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Redferns via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Singer Sinead O'Connor attends the Giorgio Armani & The Cinema Society screening of 'Albert Nobbs' at the Museum of Modern Art on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
LONDON - NOVEMBER 27: Sinead O'Connor performs during Mencap's Little Noise Sessions at St John-At-Hackney on November 27, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
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Sinead O'Connor Found Safe After Scare in Chicago Suburb

In her Facebook diatribe against Jake and ex Reynolds, she alleges they "abandoned" her "for being suicidal." The letter includes several broadsides against Reynolds, with Sinead promising, "I will see you all in court. I want damages. I have been unable to work," she wrote. "I have lost last year's income and this year's. I have had enormous medical expenses, and enormous trauma because of your torturing of me. As I said... We are all going to court and we are gonna have this out in full public for once and for all."

The new letter is the latest in a series of missives aimed at her children over the past few days, including one addressed to son Shane posted on Friday, in which she apologized for her inability to get him out of the care of Ireland's child welfare agency TUSLA. "Baby, I've been trying to get you out of care but Tusla are being monsters," she wrote. "I have to back off because they are hurting me so badly I get unwell again if I go near them." She then encouraged the 12-year-old to find a lawyer to represent him, promising, "I'm waiting for you and will wait as long as I have to."

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On Saturday, O'Connor wrote that she was "heading down south" for several weeks to begin a "piss where you sit" protest in North Carolina, which she followed by a post with an image of Underground Railroad hero Harriet Tubman, including the quote, "There was one of two things I had a right to liberty or death if I could not have one I would have the other."

On Sunday morning, O'Connor addressed a post to son Jake, 28, imploring him to go to court on Tuesday to take custody of Shane.

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That same day, O'Connor reportedly left the Wilmette area on a bicycle and could not be found as of Monday morning, at which point an unidentified caller contacted police about her well-being. A music industry source told the Chicago Tribune that O'Connor had been living in Wilmette since late February, performing at a few low-key local shows.

Arsenio Hall recently brought a $5 million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor after she accused him of supplying drugs to Prince. O'Connor said she was "amused" by the lawsuit.

A few hours after Monday's Facebook note, O'Connor posted a link to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1972 anthem, "Woman is the N---er of the World."


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