Madonna Submits Declaration in Court That Sean Penn Never Assaulted Her

The actor amends his $10 million lawsuit against ‘Empire’ co-creator Lee Daniels.

On Thursday, Sean Penn filed an amended complaint in his defamation lawsuit against Empire co-creator and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels. The court documents now come with a declaration from pop superstar Madonna herself that Penn never struck her during their relationship in the 1980s.

In a September interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Daniels attempted to defend Empire star Terrence Howard over media reports of domestic trouble. “[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f—in’ demon,” Daniels told THR. “That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”

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