Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor for defamation after the Irish singer claimed the former late-night talk show host plied Prince with drugs over decades.
In the suit, filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Hall seeks $5 million and slams the outspoken singer as a "desperate, attention-seeker (who) has maliciously published outlandish defamatory lies" about him.
He denied O'Connor's claims that he had provided the late pop superstar with "hard drugs" and even spiked her with drugs in the past.
O'Connor, 49, made the accusation in a Facebook post Monday as reports surfaced that Prince allegedly suffered from a prescription painkiller addiction before his unexpected death April 21 at his Paisley Park estate. In addition, 911 logs related to the late star reveal that a woman placed a call in 2011 saying she was concerned about Prince's alleged "cocaine habits."
O'Connor wrote: "Two words for the DEA investigating where prince got his drugs over the decades.... Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy's b---h)."