Sean Penn Linked To Domestic Violence
The American actor, film director, political activist, and proud winner of two Academy Awards is cooking some serious mojo with a $10M lawsuit he filed recently against Lee Daniels, the co-creator of the television series Empire.
It seems that Daniels offended Penn in an interview with The Hollywood Reported by comparing him to Empire star Terrence Howard and, therefore. associating him with domestic violence. Both have been closely linked to domestic violence over the years, and there’s really no point in comparing who has caused more damage – they both have experience with the matter.
Penn, however, apparently doesn’t wish to be connected with such stories ever again and has hired former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart to set things straight. The lawsuit claims that Penn should in no way be compared to Howard, as was never arrested, much less convicted for domestic violence.
All of it kind of fishy, though, as Penn was allegedly sentenced to 60 days in jail in mid-1987 for assaulting a photographer on a film set. And who can forget the famous case when the actor tied his then-wife Madonna to a chair for nine hours and beat her, or the time he hit her over the head with a baseball bat.