Sinead O'Connor sued for $5m by comedian she says gave drugs to Prince

Singer Sinead O'Connor is being sued by an American comedian over claims he supplied drugs to Prince, The Irish star, whose biggest hit Nothing Compares 2 U was written by the late musician, is facing a $5 million (£3.5 million) lawsuit from Arsenio Hall. She is dismissed as a “desperate attention-seeker” who had published “despicable, fabricated lies” about Hall, best known for his late-night talk show in the late 1980s and early 90s.

Desperate, attention seeker Sinead O'Connor has maliciously published outlandish defamatory lies about comedian Arsenio Hall

Lawsuit filed against Sinead O'Connor

O'Connor made her allegations in a Facebook post in which she said she had reported Hall to investigators, adding that he should “expect their call”. The singer, 49, also claimed he had spiked her drink with drugs. Hall, 60, has asked for a jury trial, estimating the damage to his reputation to be worth “not less than” $5m million. O'Connor, an outspoken figure who has battled depression, has frequently courted controversy, famously accusing Miley Cyrus of prostituting herself to the music industry.