This.. this is gold. Lee Daniels created the smash hit ‘Empire’ which holds Terrence Howards as one of the stars. Howard has a bit of a history of being a little more than unhinged. He’s got a record with assault and domestic violence, and has served time. But for some reason Lee Daniels took it upon himself to defend Howard to the press in a really stupid way.
Daniels, 55, defended his star actor, Howard, 46, and his recent legal woes in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f—in’ demon,” the smash series’ head told THR. “That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”
Ugh. How about what I think? I think they’re all terrible! Anyway, Penn got his hackles up about this comment and responded with a 10 page legal document suing Lee Daniels for 10 million buckaroos.
“As a result of Penn’s status as a public figure, he has for years been the subject of scandalous, scurrilous, and baseless attacks,” the document obtained by The Hollywood Reporter states. “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.”
The legal complaint also cites Howard’s admission to physically abusing women or treating them with violence. “Daniels has falsely asserted and/or implied that Penn is guilty of ongoing, continuous violence against women,” it reads.
That’s just a taste of the 10 page insanity that basically equates to: SEAN PENN ANGRY. YOU HURT SEAN PENN’S FEELINGS. Now give me 10 million dollars.