“Mystic River” star Sean Penn filed a defamation lawsuit against “Empire” show runner Lee Daniels for making false accusations. The complaint is filed at New York Supreme Court recently, and with the controversy, comments have started to pour in. Read on to find out more about Sean Penn lawsuit scoop ahead.
According to Hollywood Reporter, the “Empire” director recently made a remark on “Hustle & Flow” actor Terrance Howard and Sean Penn, mentioning, “Terrance Howard ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f—in’ demon.” Furious with this statement Penn filed the lawsuit of $10 million against Daniels.
In response to the statement, Penn replied that he has a clean public image and has neither charged with nor ever arrested for domestic violence. However, Howard has been arrested publically and has reportedly, physically abused women, said Penn referring to one of the complaints filed in 2001 against Howard.
Mathew Rosengart, the federal prosecutor, is representing Sean Penn in the case. The lawsuit reveals that Daniels has made defamatory accusation on “Dead Man Walking” star of violence against women.
“The Pledge” star believes that Daniels made the derogatory remark in defence of Howard to boost up the publicity of “Empire,” which certainly is a mistaken approach. Sean Penn and Lee Daniels have not made any official announcement about lawsuits. Stay tuned to catch the update on the defamation lawsuit.
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