Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor for $5 million over Prince drug dealer claim

Arsenio Hall Refutes Sinead O'Connor Charge That He Gave Prince Drugs
Arsenio Hall Refutes Sinead O'Connor Charge That He Gave Prince Drugs

Arsenio Hall is suing-mad at Sinead O'Connor over the singer's claim that the former talk-show host was Prince's drug dealer.

Hall has filed suit against "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer O'Connor, after the singer made the claim on social media this week.

"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's bitch)," O'Connor wrote Monday on Facebook. "Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County Sheriff's office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie murphy's house. You best get tidying your man cave."

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Hall's representative denounced O'Connor's claims as "absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd."

The libel lawsuit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks damages "in an amount not less than $5 million."

Prince died April 21, just days after a reported overdose on the opioid painkiller Percocet. The singer reportedly had painkillers in his possession when he was found unresponsive in the elevator of his Paisley Park home in Minnesota.

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As reported earlier this week, the day before Prince's death, his staffers had arranged for California-based addiction expert Dr. Howard Kornfeld to treat the musician. He was due to arrive the day after Prince's death.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.

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