Sean Penn has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Lee Daniels.
According to Tuesday's report from E! News, the movie star is suing Daniels for defamation. Documents reportedly say that Daniels' recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter falsely accused Penn of beating women.
When Daniels spoke in that interview, Terrence Howard's legal troubles- involving a domestic violence lawsuit with ex-wife Michelle Ghent- were brought up.
Daniels said, "[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."
The lawsuit against Daniels says that his statement is "reckless, false and defamatory" since Howard has "reportedly, and publicly, admitted to physically abusing at least one woman and reportedly been arrested approximately five times for violent acts against women."
The report continues with how Penn should not be compared to Howard for reasons being that he's apparently been in much less trouble than Howard has.
"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."
The lawsuit goes on with how Penn will not tolerate statements like this and "has the right to defend himself."