Find Out Why Sean Penn Is Suing Empire Creator Lee Daniels for $10 Million

This is a doozy.

It’s not a good day for Lee Daniels.

News broke today Sean Penn is suing the Empire creator a whopping $10 million for comments he made about him in a Hollywood Reporter interview. Lee compared Empire star Terrence Howard’s domestic abuse history to Sean’s alleged violent partner behavior.

“[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f*ckin’ demon,” Lee told the magazine. “That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”

We’re not certain, but we have an inkling Lee is referencing Sean’s rumored abuse toward former wife and Queen of Pop Madonna in the late ’80s. Sean was never arrested, but the couple did divorce after only four years. Plus, a song on Madonna’s Like a Prayer (1989) LP—”Till Death Do Us Part”—is reportedly about Sean. Have a listen.

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