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Sean Penn is filing a $10 million lawsuit for defamation against Empire co-creator, Lee Daniels.

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Penn says that Lee Daniel’s comments during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter accused him of hitting women.

In the interview, Daniels compared Penn to Terrence Howard in saying, “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.”

Penn’s attorney, Mathew Rosengart, released a statement saying that Sean Penn “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’ team hasn’t not responded or commented yet at this time.

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via: THR

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