In May of 2016, Sinead O'Connor, accused comedian and actor Arsenio Hall of providing narcotics to Prince prior to his death. She also claimed he drugged her years ago at Eddie Murphy's home.
"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'Conner wrote on her Facebook page Monday, May 2nd. "Anyone imagining prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land. Arsenio I've reported you to the Carver County Sherrif's office. Expect their call. They are aware you spiked me years ago at Eddie murphy's house. You best get tidying your man cave."
Hall denied the accusations and immediately filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor.
On Wednesday, February 22nd, he withdrew the suit after O'Connor issued a public apology.
"I apologize for my Facebook posts about Arsenio to the extent that anyone thought I was accusing him of acting as Prince's drug dealer and supplying him with illegal hard drugs," the Irish singer told TMZ. "Or insinuating that Arsenio had something to do with Prince's death. I sincerely apologize because those statements would be false, and I retract them unequivocally."
O'Connor is best known for her 1990 hit song "Nothing Compares 2 U," which was written and composed by Prince.
Prince died April 21, 2016. The cause of death was determined to be an accidental fentanyl opioid overdose. He was 57-years old.