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Arsenio Hall Talk show host files $5m lawsuit against Sinead O'Connor

Hall's lawyers Marty Singer and Lynda Goldman filed a suit of May 5 against Sinead O'Connor for claiming he supllied Prince with drugs for decades

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Arsenio Hall has filed a $5 million lawsuit against singer Sinead O’Connor after the singer accused him of supplying drugs to Prince.

Hall’s suit was filed by lawyers Marty Singer and Lynda Goldman on Thursday, May 5 labelling O’Connor as a "desperate attention seeker" who is "now known perhaps as much for her bizarre, unhinged internet rants as she is for her music."

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Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor over Prince's death

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Hall filed the defamation suit  after O’Connor took to her Facebook account following Prince’s death to accuse the former talk show host of feeding the megastar pills for decades. O’Connor’s post was shared and like hundreds of times and reported by media worldwide, the lawsuit claims.

"Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince’s and Eddie Murphy's b*****),” O’Connor wrote Monday on Facebook.

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The 49-year-old singer, who had a massive hit with the Prince-penned 'Nothing Compares 2 U,' went on to accuse Hall of drugging her and said that Prince was a “long time hard drug user” before his corpse was found April 21 at his Chanhassen, Minn. home.

The Irish songstress has "repeatedly admitted that she actually detested Prince during his life, had a feud with Prince, and that she once had a violent fistfight with Prince and spat on him repeatedly after she told Prince," according to the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.

ALSO READ: Prince was to meet with doctor for painkiller addiction

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Hall's lawsuit comes just when the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. attorney’s office joined the probe into what is appearing more and more like a criminal investigation into Prince’s passing. However, the official cause of death has still not been disclosed, and autopsy results are pending — including toxicology tests, reports NY Daily  News.

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