Sinead O’Connor found herself on the receiving end of a $5 million defamation lawsuit from Arsenio Hall in May 2016 after she suggested on Facebook that Prince died from drugs that were supplied to him by his “bitch” Arsenio. She also alleged that Arsenio once tried to drug her drink at a party at Eddie Murphy’s house years ago. Initialy, Sinead responded to Arsenio’s lawsuit by telling “Arse-inio” to suck her dick, but only if he wasn’t “too busy sucking someone else’s dick.” Sinead’s feelings have now changed.
Sinead must have had a moment of clarity, or maybe someone close to her pointed to a picture of her bank balance and screamed “You can’t afford this!!!“, because she has apologized for accusing Arsenio of being Prince’s dealer. Sinead and Arsenio released a joint statement about it.
“Sinead has retracted and apologized for statements she made about Arsenio last year, which prompted his defamation lawsuit against her.”
Sinead (or whoever wrote this for Sinead) adds:
“I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince’s drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs, or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince’s death. I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally.”
Prince’s official cause of death was released in June, which was determined to be an accidental fentanyl overdose. Arsenio’s reps say that he’ll file to dismiss his lawsuit now that Sinead has admitted she was wrong.
Sinead has learned a valuable lesson here. Never come right out and say who you think did it. This is the first lesson you learn when you play Clue. You have to be 100% sure it was Miss Peach with the rope in the ballroom. Until then, you have to keep it vague. If Sinead wanted to avoid a lawsuit, she should have remembered to shrug a lot more. “I mean, anyone could have given Prince drugs. Was his dealer a human person? Probably. Completely unrelated, I’m going to start naming humans I know. Well, there’s Arsenio Hall. He’s a human…”