Sinead O’Connor claims Prince ‘beat up multiple women’ in Good Morning Britain interview

Singer alleges musician 'went for her' after 'summoning' her to his house one evening

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 16 September 2019 11:42
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Sinead O'Connor accuses Prince of 'beating her up'

Sinead O’Connor has accused Prince of attempting to “beat her up” and leaving a female member of his band with broken ribs.

The Irish singer, who has previously detailed her clashes with the singer, divulged more details about her “frightening” encounter with the artist who wrote her hit single “Nothing Compares 2U”.

"Prince tried to beat me up," she told Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain. "It was a very frightening experience. He summoned me to his house one night and I foolishly went alone. He was uncomfortable with the fact I wasn’t a protégé of his and that I’d just recorded the song.”

She continued: “He was wanting me to be a protégé of his and ordered that I don’t swear in my interviews. I told him where he could go and he went for me. He went upstairs and got a pillow and he had something hard in the pillow. I ran out of his house, hiding behind a tree.

"We met on the highway in Malibu at five in the morning – I’m spitting at him, he’s trying to punch me. I had to go ring someone’s doorbell, which my father always told me to do if I was in a situation like that.”

O’Connor said the singer, who died in April 2016, was “into some pretty dark drugs at the time” and added: “I’m not the only one he went at.

“One of the girls in his band was in the hospital with broken ribs at the time.”

She also claimed there were other women who were attacked by the singer and said they should come forward to share their stories.

Last week, O’Connor apologised for saying she “never wants to spend time with white people again” following her conversion to Islam.

Prince's estate have been contacted for comment.

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