The Cranberries vocalist Dolores O’Riordan appeared at Ennis District Court in County Clare on Wednesday (December 16) following an alleged incident during a flight from New York’s JFK International Airport to Ireland’s Shannon Airport in November 2014.
O’Riordan is accused of assaulting an air hostess, and later three police officers who tried to restrain the singer at Shannon Airport.
“Ms O’Riordan was very belligerent,” Inspector Tom Kennedy told the court, as reported by the Daily Mail. “She said ‘you are not going to arrest me. I am an icon. I’m the Queen of Limerick, I pay my taxes, I pay your wages. I’m going to sue you.'”
O’Riordan’s solicitor Bill O’Donnell said his client did not contest any of the evidence, and he claimed that a recent breakdown in her marriage caused her much emotional distress. Additionally, the singer has since been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and the court heard that her mental health could have played a part in the incident.