Comedian Arsenio Hall on Thursday filed a $5 million libel suit against Irish singer Sinead O'Connor who alleged on Facebook that he provided drugs for decades to late pop icon Prince.
O'Connor - whose best-known song, 'Nothing Compares 2 U', was written by Prince - said she had reported Hall to the sheriff's department in the Minneapolis suburbs that is investigating Prince's sudden April 21 death.
“Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy's house. You best get tidying your man cave,” she wrote in one of two Facebook posts this week that sharply attacked Hall.
The comedian, she wrote, had supplied Prince with drugs “over the decades.”
Hall, best known as host of a popular US late-night show in the early 1990s and as Murphy's co-star in the 1988 movie “Coming to America,” called the accusations “despicable, fabricated lies” and labelled O'Connor a “desperate attention-seeker.”