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Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O'Connor for libel over Prince post

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015 file photo, Arsenio Hall attends EBONY Magazine's Power 100 Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hall sued Sinead O'Connor for libel on Thursday, May 5, 2016, in Los Angeles Superior Court over a Facebook post by the singer in which she accused the comedian of furnishing drugs to Prince, who died on April 21, 2016. Investigators are looking into whether he overdosed. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 06, 2016 - 6:15 AM

LOS ANGELES - Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O'Connor over a Facebook post in which the singer accused him of furnishing Prince with drugs.

The comedian's libel lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court calls O'Connor's accusations fabricated lies. The lawsuit states O'Connor, who scored a hit in 1990 with her rendition of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," barely knew the superstar and despised him.

O'Connor wrote a Facebook post Monday that stated investigators looking into the supplier of drugs used by Prince should question Hall. She also accused him of drugging her.

O'Conner's agent did not immediately return an email message seeking comment.

The lawsuit seeks more than $5 million in damages but any award would be decided by a jury. The case was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

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