Sean Penn Sued Lee Daniels For Equating Him With Terrence Howard

Before we jump into this, here’s a little background.

June 1987: Sean Penn allegedly hits Madonna with a baseball bat putting her in the hospital. She allegedly refuses to press charges against him.

December 1987: Sean Penn, well, you read:

When she told him she was leaving the house, he tried to bind her hands with an electric lamp and cord. Screaming and afraid, Madonna fled from the bedroom. What followed was a nine-hour ordeal which left her deeply shaken.
Penn chased her into the living room, caught her and bound her to a chair with heavy twine. Then he threatened to cut off her hair.
According to the police report, Penn was ‘drinking liquor straight from the bottle’ and the abuse went on for several hours, during which time he smacked and roughed up his victim.
He went out to buy more alcohol, leaving Madonna bound and gagged. Some hours later, he returned and continued his attacks.
Madonna said that he untied her after she agreed to perform a degrading sex act on him. She then fled the house and ran to her car.

Madonna, again, allegedly refuses to press charges.

September 17, 2015: A smiling Sean Penn shows up at a Madonna concert.

September 19, 2015: A gushing Madonna tells concertgoers that she received a lovely letter from Sean Penn who “finally appreciates her art” now.

My, what could’ve possibly happened that made Sean Penn suddenly so appreciative of a woman who can corroborate whether or not he’s a domestic abuser? Could it be Lee Daniels equating Sean Penn with Terrence Howard in a September 16 interview causing Sean to file a $10 million lawsuit today claiming he’s never hit a woman? Nah, nobody’s that transparent. PEOPLE reports:

“That poor boy,” Daniels told The Hollywood Reporter in a recent interview. “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f—in’ demon,” said Daniels. “That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”
The complaint, which was filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court and obtained by PEOPLE, states: “As a result of Penn’s status as a public figure, he has for years been the subject of scandalous, scurrilous, and baseless attacks. But Penn, like any citizen, has a right to defend himself and will no longer tolerate the reckless and malicious behavior of others, who seek to aggrandize themselves or their projects at his expense. Accordingly, and because of Daniels’ defamatory statements, Penn brings this action for monetary relief, and to deter Daniels and others from their defamatory actions.”

“Daniels falsely equates Penn with Howard, even though, while he has certainly 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,” Penn’s complaint states. “Nor has Penn admitted to ‘slap[ping]’ a woman or abusing others (as Howard has also reportedly admitted, reportedly asserting that he was acting in self-defense).”

Legally, Sean Penn has never been convicted of domestic violence because Madonna never pressed charges if reports are to believed, which I’m saying so Sean Penn doesn’t sue me. As for never being arrested, that’s probably debatable. Or so the Internet says, not me. I barely even use it. – *watches lawyer hang self in the broom closet* – The important thing is we all take a minute and go, wait a minute, did Lee Daniels seriously justify beating women by saying, “Well, those other guys did it!”? Because, holy shit, son. No. Just no. Also, you’re defending a man who admitted to electrocuting himself in the face for five months and now builds trash statues in his house while claiming one times one will equal two in the future. He is going to kill you and eat your face just as surely as Sean Penn will do something assholistically violent any minute now. These are [not anywhere close to] facts [presented solely for entertainment purposes].

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