Arsenio Hall in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Dec. 2, 2015.
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By Tessa Berenson
May 6, 2016

The comedian and talk show host Arsenio Hall has filed a defamation lawsuit against singer Sinead O’Connor for accusing him of supplying drugs to late singer Prince.

The suit, filed in Los Angeles Thursday, is seeking damages of at least $5 million, CNN reports. “Desperate, attention seeker Sinead O’Connor has maliciously published outlandish defamatory lies about comedian Arsenio Hall,” the suit reads.

On Monday, O’Connor wrote a Facebook post about Prince’s recent death of still undetermined causes, connecting the death to Hall allegedly giving Prince (and comedian Eddie Murphy) drugs.

“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 post says. “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 Sherrif’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.”

[CNN]

Write to Tessa Berenson at tessa.berenson@timeinc.com.

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