Sinéad O'Connor called me a 'devil-worshipping maggot', claims Ian Bailey

Sinéad O'Connor called me a 'devil-worshipping maggot', claims Ian Bailey

IAN BAILEY claims that Sinéad O'Connor has been bombarding him with text messages ever since the two met for an interview last week.

In one text, she called him a 'devil-worshipping maggot', according to Bailey.

The two met up outside a restaurant in Co. Cork last week to discuss, among other things, Bailey's alleged involvement in the death of Sophie Toscan du Plantier, a French filmmaker who was murdered outside her Irish home in 1996.

Manchester-born Bailey is the self-confessed prime suspect, and despite being arrested twice by gardaí in the months following Sophie's death, he was never charged.

O'Connor says that when they met up, she asked Bailey a series of questions about Sophie that he'd never been asked before.

The Nothing Compares 2 U star claims Bailey got "quite aggressive" in response, something he later denied.

But in the days since their meeting, the British former journalist says O'Connor has sent him a number of damning texts.

Bailey says he received a message from her saying: "You are a woman-hating, woman-blaming sleeveen of a devil-worshipping maggot, and a moron who won't shut up."

In spite of the messages, the 64-year-old says he forgives Sinéad because he's "a Christian," but labelled her a 'she-devil' for good measure.

Exactly what happened to Ms Toscan du Plantier remains a mystery to this day, as her killer has never been officially identified.

While plenty of evidence points the finger at Bailey, he has consistently denied any involvement.

Sophie's murder has been thrust back into the spotlight this month following the release of two documentaries about the case, on Sky and on Netflix.