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Arsenio Hall Sues Sinéad O’Connor After She Said He Supplied Drugs to Prince

MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 15: Arsenio Hall attends the AARP Superstar 2015 finale at AARP Life@50+ Expo at the Miami Beach Convention Center on May 15, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/Getty Images)

When Sinéad O’Connor claimed on Facebook that Arsenio Hall supplied Prince with drugs, his rep slammed the accusations as “absolutely false, ridiculous and absurd.” TMZ now reports that the comedian is taking legal action by hitting O’Connor with a $5 million defamation lawsuit.

Hall again denied O’Connor’s claim and said he hasn’t seen the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer in 25 years. The former late night show host also denied O’Connor’s claim that he spiked her drink at Eddie Murphy house years ago.

As for why would O’Connor even make the claims, Hall said that she’d “detested” him and Prince for years. Ironically, it was Prince who wrote “Nothing Compares 2 U,” her most famous hit.

After posting the salacious claims on Facebook, O’Connor wrote a long, rambling diatribe in which she notes “if you remove the ‘nio” sounds like Arse Hole,” [sic] in reference to Arsenio Hall’s name. She hasn’t responded to the lawsuit.