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As Arsenio Hall Sues ‘Bizzare’ Sinead O’Connor for Libel, Another Celeb Offers Unsolicited Views on Prince’s ‘Toxic’ Lifestyle

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After Sinead O’Connor accused Arsenio Hall of giving Prince drugs, the former late night talk show host announced plans to sue. Hall’s suit comes as actress Jamie Lee Curtis fueled speculation of a drug overdose by the late musician.

Hall quickly released a statement denying O’Connor’s Facebook post calling for investigators to question him in relation to Prince’s death. In the same message, the Irish import claims Hall drugged her.

TMZ reports the comedian filed a libel suit Thursday in the Los Angeles Superior Court. In it, he calls the singer’s claims “despicable, fabricated lies” and says she barely knew Prince – she “detested” him. Hall says he never drugged the singer and that he has not had contact with her in 25 years. Pointing to her social media outbursts, the suit says O’Connor is “well known for her media antics and for seeking attention through inflammatory Facebook posts.” It also states that the “Nothing Compares 2 U” singer is “now known perhaps as much for her bizarre, unhinged Internet rants as for her music.”

Hall is seeking $5 million in damages and unspecified punitive damages.

And yet another celebrity claims Prince abused prescription painkillers. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis posted an opinion piece for The Huffington Post called “Killing the Pain.” Citing a report that Prince was “toxic,” she opens up about her painkiller addiction.

“I too, waited anxiously for a prescription to be filled for the opiate I was secretly addicted to,” she writes. “I too, took too many at once. I too, sought to kill emotional and physical pain with pain killers. Kill it. Make it stop.”

After briefly mentioning how sorry she is about Prince’s passing, Curtis – who has been clean for 17 years – focuses on opioid addiction. She wishes for everyone “not to enable” and “disable our loved ones who are ill.”

Just hours after Curtis’ article was published, the medical examiner’s office tweeted a statement saying they are still officially investigating the cause of Prince’s death.

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