Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor for $5 Million
Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O’Connor for libel due to the singer’s recent accusations that the talk show host was not only Prince‘s drug dealer for years but that he also spiked O’Connor’s marijuana at Eddie Murphy’s house.
After news spread of the possible place painkillers or hard drugs may have had in the sudden death of Prince, O’Connor weighed in on the claims via a Facebook post published on May 2nd. “Two words for the DEA investigating where Prince got his drugs over the decades…Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince’s and Eddie Murphy’s bitch),” the singer wrote on her official page. “Anyone imagining Prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.”
O’Connor continued to claim that she reported Hall to the Carver County Sheriff’s office. “Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy’s house.”
The following day, O’Connor elaborated on her accusations of being spiked. In her account, Hall had invited the singer to a party at Murphy’s home on the night of the Grammy Awards. O’Connor chose to not attend the ceremony, which she claims made Hall act maliciously towards her.
“In his unfathomable narcissism, he has deduced that my not attending is specifically an act against him, and all that he holds dear,” she wrote. “This is like, the second time we’ve hung out.”
Her tense description of their night — which presumably took place in 1991 since she states that her winning of a Grammy Award further provoked Hall — ended with O’Connor alleging that Hall had offered her laced marijuana and “actually did stick his tongue in my mouth too.”
Hall’s complaint, which was filed in Los Angeles on May 5th, calls O’Connor a “desperate attention-seeker” and calls her story “outlandish defamatory lies.” Hall refutes all of O’Connor’s claims and said O’Connor has a history of “bizarre, unhinged internet rants.” Hall also goes into detail on the contentious relationship he believes O’Connor had with Prince, alleging they had a “feud” and once engaged in ” a violent fistfight” with the late singer where O’Connor “spat on him repeatedly after she told Prince ‘to go f**k himself.’”
Hall is suing for $5 million in compensatory damages.