Sean Penn Sues Lee Daniels For $10 Million For Comparing Him to Wife Beater Terrence Howard
Sean Penn is coming for Lee Daniels pockets. In a lawsuit field today, the actor is suing Lee for $10 million for suggesting he's a wife beater. Earlier this month, Lee was defending noted wife beater Terrence Howard in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. "That poor boy," he says. [Terrence] ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of the suffer he's dome f--ing demon. That's a sign of time, or race, of where we are right now in America." Those comments were picked up by news organizations worldwide, which Sean says has damaged his reputation as an "icon" and "one of this generation's most highly-acclaimed and greatest artists and humanitarian." In his lawsuit, which Sean boasts about and lists all of his accomplishments, he writes: "Daniels' statements are egregious on several levels. First, in his purported 'defense' of Howard, Daniels not only appears to acknowledge Howard's guilt, he also seems to condone Howard's reported misconduct. Second, Daniels' 'defense' of Howard is apparently part of a misguided campaign to profit and further bolster and brand his show Empire. [...] Third, and most problematic, Daniels falsely equates Penn with Howard, even though, while he has 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." This should get interesting.
Here's the complaint: