I wouldn’t be surprised if Sinead O’Connor looked at this picture of Arsenio Hall shaking hands with Prince from The Arsenio Hall Show back in 2014 and thought: “Hmmm…I’m pretty sure I can make out a little plastic baggie of drugs.”
Shortly after Prince left this world and slinked sexily into the next, investigators started looking at whether or not Prince might have died of an overdose. That was Sinead O’Connor’s cue to jump on Facebook and accuse Prince’s “bitch” Arsenio Hall of being the reason why he may have an overdose. Sinead accused Arsenio of being Prince’s hook-up and claimed she had reported Arsenio to the authorities. She also accused him of spiking her drink at Eddie Murphy’s house a long time ago. Arsenio denied all of Sinead’s accusations, but now he’s taking it one step further by suing her for defamation.
TMZ says that Arsenio’s lawyers filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against Sinead this morning. According to the lawsuit, Arsenio calls Sinead a “desperate attention-seeker” and once again denies all of her claims including the one that he supplied Prince with “illegal drugs.” He also says he hasn’t had contact with Sinead in 25 years.
Arsenio side-eyed Sinead’s attempt at trying to solve the mystery of Prince’s death, because he says that she didn’t even really like Prince that much. Arsenio added that Sinead has said on several occasions that she “detested.” Arsenio alleges that Sinead has also bragged about telling Prince to “go fuck himself.” The Ghost of Sinead’s Past sort of confirms that they hated each other. Back in 2014, Sinead told a story about the time she got into physical fight with Prince over the f-word that ended with her spitting on his car and ringing doorbells at 5am.
The lawsuit also sort of rolls its eyes and says, “Ugh, she would,” at Sinead coming so hard for Arsenio. Arsenio states in his lawsuit that Sinead is “well known for her media antics and for seeking attention through inflammatory Facebook posts.” I see that Arsenio’s lawsuit is familiar with Sinead.
All jokes aside, that seems like the main reason for why you wouldn’t sue Sinead O’Connor for defamation. Stop giving other people ideas, Arsenio! Suing Sinead isn’t going to stop her from filling her Facebook feed with nonsense. I mean, if we all sued that person we’re friends with on Facebook who is constantly accusing people of crazy shit, we’d all go broke from the attorney fees and collapse the legal system.