Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor Over Prince Drug Claim

Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O’Connor after the singer claimed the comedian was Prince’s drug dealer.

The libel lawsuit, filed today (Thursday), seeks damages “in an amount not less than $5 million” and reads, “The malicious statements made by O’Connor are absolutely false, and O’Connor’s heinous accusations that Hall engaged in this criminal conduct are despicable, fabricated lies.”

Earlier this week on Facebook, Sinead wrote, “Two words for the DEA investigating where Prince got his drugs over the decades…. Arsenio Hall.  Anyone imagining Prince was not a longtime 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.”

According to a recent report, investigators found the painkiller Percocet in Prince’s system at the time of his death. (Premiere Prep)