Sean Penn may have had a few bouts with the law but he says he’s no woman hitter. Penn has slapped Empire creator Lee Daniels with a $10 million dollar lawsuit for claiming that Penn was abusive in a new interview with THR, and it was all in an effort to make Terrence Howard look better. In the interview with…Daniels says, “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f***in’ demon…. That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”
Well Penn wasn’t too keen on what Daniels was claiming and filed the hefty lawsuit saying, “As a result of Penn’s status as a public figure, he has for years been the subject of scandalous, scurrilous, and baseless attacks. But Penn, like any citizen, has a right to defend himself and will no longer tolerate the reckless and malicious behavior of others, who seek to aggrandize themselves or their projects at his expense. Accordingly, and because of Daniels’ defamatory statements, Penn brings this action for monetary relief, and to deter Daniels and others from their defamatory actions.”
The lawsuit added, “Daniels falsely equates Penn with Howard, even though, while he has certainly had several brushes with the law, Penn (unlike Howard) has never been arrested, much less convicted, for domestic violence, as his ex-wives (including Madonna) would confirm and attest.”
Penn is suing for defamation.
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