(NEW YORK) — Sinead O’Connor has responded to Arsenio Hall’s $5 million defamation lawsuit, which the comedian filed last Thursday in Los Angeles, after the singer suggested in a Facebook post that he supplied Prince with drugs.
In a post written Friday on her official Facebook page, O’Connor said she was responding to Hall’s “laughable threats.”
She wrote, “I’m more amused than I’ve ever dreamed a person could be and look forward very much to how hilarious it will be watching him trying to prove me wrong.”
O’Connor reiterated her previous claims, and added, “I do not like Arsenio Hall.”
Then, in a subsequent post, O’Connor posted a YouTube video of her song “Nothing Compares 2 U,” and captioned it, “THIS IS FOR PRINCE. RIP.”
On May 2, O’Connor suggested on her Facebook page that Prince for decades obtained drugs from Hall. O’Connor also wrote in reference to Hall, “Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie Murphy’s house.”
Hall’s lawsuit describes O’Connor as “desperate” and an “attention-seeker,” and claims she has “maliciously published outlandish defamatory lies” about him. He seeks at least five million dollars in damages.
Prince died last month at the age of 57 at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota. Minneapolis attorney William Mauzy — who represents prominent California addiction specialist Dr. Howard Kornfeld — said at a press conference Wednesday that Prince had arranged to meet with Kornfeld the day before the singer died. Minnesota law enforcement officials are looking into this claim.