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Sinéad O’Connor accuses Prince of assault, calling him a "violent abuser of women"

Sinéad O’Connor has again detailed accusations of abuse against the late musician Prince.

O’Connor, who previously claimed that Prince once tried to punch her, is planning to release her new memoir and has now been the subject of a new New York Times profile to discuss some of the major talking points in the book.

According to O’Connor, Prince “chastised her for swearing in interviews” after her rendition of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ became a huge international hit. Detailing further, the Irish singer said Prince “harangued his butler to serve her soup though she repeatedly refused it, and sweetly suggested a pillow fight only to thump her with something hard he’d slipped into his pillowcase.”

As the situation allegedly escalated, O’Connor claims that she managed to escape the house on foot in the middle of the night before Prince “stalked her with his car, leapt out and chased her around the highway.”

O’Connor continued: “You’ve got to be crazy to be a musician, but there’s a difference between being crazy and being a violent abuser of women.”

The details of which O’Connor has revisited aligns with past claims that she has made against Prince. In 2007, she said: “He invited me to his house in Los Angeles and started to give out to me for swearing in interviews. When I told him to go fuck himself he got very upset and became quite threatening, physically. I ended up having to escape.”

She added: “He can pack a punch. A few blows were exchanged. All I could do was spit. I spat on him quite a bit.”

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