Screen Juice: Sean Penn Hits ‘Empire’ With $10 Million Lawsuit

Published: Wednesday 23rd Sep 2015 by David

This year ‘Like a Prayer‘ songbird called on the star of the Fox series ‘Empire‘ Terrence Howard to star in her visual for the single ‘Ghost Town.’

Months later she finds herself at the heart of legal drama that threatens to rock the hit series before it returns for a second season in a matter of hours.

What’s going on?

Double standards and domestic abuse below…

The show’s mastermind Lee Daniels had this to say when asked why claims that Howard had assaulted his ex-wife wouldn’t affect his role on the series:

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.

What Sean Penn has to do with Howard’s drama? The actor’s alleged abuse of the aforementioned Madonna which once saw him face claims that he knocked her over the head with a baseball bat…before he allegedly tied her to a chair for nine hours and beat her repeatedly and only stopped when she found a way to escape to find refuge in a police station.

Penn caught wind of Daniels’ comments and has now filed a defamation lawsuit against him.

NBC reports:

The $10 million suit, filed Tuesday in New York, claims that Daniels “falsely” linked Penn to domestic violence in a Sept. 16 interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Tabloid stories during Penn’s four-year marriage with Madonna claimed that he physically abused the pop singer before they finally divorced in 1989.

The lawsuit paints Penn as an “American icon” and lists his humanitarian work. The filing also acknowledges that Penn, while a public figure, has been the subject of “scandalous” attacks and will “no longer tolerate the reckless and malicious behavior of others.”

Penn’s legal battle with Daniels is one of many scandals that have rocked his family in recent years. Not sure what we mean?

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  1. BrendaHo September 23, 2015

    Lee Daniels is a queen. He says ruthless crap out his mouth like many flaming homosexuals. They hate everything and are mad at the world.

    Sean Penn needs to have seats, he know he abused Madge and has a history of anger issues with the public, with his ugly self.

    Lee Daniels is annoying with his TRASHY “white” boyfriend – who 100% would not be with him if he didn’t have money.

    Black men are so limited in thinking, you get put on and go find a Honkey/Cracker. Typical

    • OMG Logic!!! September 23, 2015

      And you’re both a homophobe and a racist, so how are you any better b1tch?

  2. lisa489 September 23, 2015

    Lee Daniels always saying something out his mouth

    He wasnt so bold before that hit TV show with his greasy looking ass

  3. Marco September 23, 2015

    lee daniels trying to shove gay culture down our throats with the nonsinging lightskin boy and the gay acting rapper

    turns station to Power

    • OMG Logic!!! September 23, 2015

      Is he in your house with a gun forcing you to watch the show? No b1tch. No one is shoving “gay culture” down anyone’s throat.

  4. xedos September 23, 2015

    Why Sean Penn acting like he did not whup Madonna’s ass back in the day?

  5. xedos September 23, 2015

    How is Lee. Trying to push gayness down people throat by speaking the truth about double standard in the media. Look at chris Brown cannot go to New Zealand and some group want to to be band from entering Australia. While other known white woman beater don’t have problem.

    • blue September 23, 2015

      im sure alot of black domestic abusers are allowed to those countries, difference between chris brown and sean penn and the similarity between sean and penn and howard is that sean and howard arent convicted domestic abusers, chris fortunately is.

  6. Anne September 23, 2015

    Hits ‘Empire’ with a 10M lawsuit and a pic of the cast…misleading.

  7. Chillitsjustpizza September 23, 2015

    I hope sean wins against this c***. Ever since he dissed Monique i knew he wAs a messy queen… Kii

  8. What now September 23, 2015

    Lee iz so messy, but did he lie?

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  9. Jamie September 23, 2015

    It’s public info. If some random person said the same thing, would him/her be sued? It’s about money. It’s really sad. And the amount? C’mon now. It’s never enough for some people.smh

  10. MISSY September 23, 2015

    Sean knows he is a creep, maybe he’s changed. SIPS TEA.

    Lee Daniels is a messy queen.

  11. OMG Logic!!! September 23, 2015

    Serves that racist queen right. Only casts Black people in his shows and then has the gall to use White people as scapegoats to defend his wife beating star? What Sean Penn did or didn’t do is relevant. The issue is what Terrance Howard’s insane ass has been doing.

    • OMG Logic!!! September 23, 2015

      what Sean Penn did or didn’t do is *irrelevant**

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