It seems that the 57 years old entertainer Madonna still has some soft corner for her first husband Sean Penn. In a recent case when the ex husband of the singer was compared to Terrence Howard by the creator of “Empire” Lee Daniels, the singer came to his rescue stating that all such allegations of domestic violence are false.
In an interview early this year, Lee Daniel is known to have used defamatory and false language that suggested that the ex husband of Madonna was into abusing women. He said it while comparing Terrence Howard to the American actor.
The suit which was filed by Penn states that the statements made by Daniels are not only false but also defamatory. The ex wife of the actor stood up for Penn. She opens up stating that though they had lot of heated arguments during the time they were married to each other, her ex never resorted to any domestic violence, including physical assaults, striking her or tying her up.
She further mentioned that any statement which states so is completely false, reckless, malicious and outrageous. The singer expressed her views in favor of her ex husband in an affidavit which acts as a strong proof in the defamation case.
The actress further added that Penn was not only a talented actor but also a compassionate and caring person in real life. The ex couple were married for four years in the late 80’s. Towards the end of their marriage the singer was known to have filed an assault complain against the actor, however, she reportedly withdrew it soon after.
While making an attempt to support her ex, she said that she is aware of various allegations that have pointed fingers at her ex husband citing he was abusive towards her. Here, she mentions about a particular incident which the tabloid reported in 1987. According to the report the singer was struck by Penn using a basketball bat. However, she states that none of such reports are true.
Mathew Rosengart, who filed the defamation case against Daniels on behalf of the American actor, said that the comparison of Penn with Howard was certainly not true. Penn was never arrested for domestic violence and attached an affidavit from his ex wife is a proof that she was never subject to one.
However, Daniel was also quick to respond. He and his lawyers provided certain exhibits such as Madonna’s biography, Google searches and various other documents which suggests that Penn’s rough behaviors was not unknown. The case has taken an interesting turn with the affidavit provided by the actors’ wife which speaks in favor of Sean Penn. It remains to be seen if the actor is successful in winning the amount of $10 million in the defamation case. Stay tuned for more updates on this.
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