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Sean Penn's $10 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Lee Daniels Heats Up — Get The Legal Deets HERE!

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We had a feeling this was going to get ugly!

Its only been a month since Sean Penn filed a $10 million dollar defamation lawsuit against Empire creator Lee Daniels and already the drama is heating up.

Earlier this week, Lee's lawyer requested the case be moved from New York State (where the suit was filed) to the federal level. The director made the move so he'll be able to argue that he was exacting his first amendment rights when he compared Terrence Howard's history of domestic abuse to that of Penn's alleged crimes against women.

Related: Lee Daniels Talks Mariah Carey & Empire!

Obviously, the actor's legal team is NOT putting up with this maneuver and they've written a letter to the judge citing the most recent development as "improper and legally defective".

Essentially Penn's lawyers are claiming that since Lee is a New York State resident, then there's no reason why the case should be transferred to the federal level.

L.D.'s legal team, on the other hand, simply responded to the suit:

"Daniels denies any and all liability to Penn."

Yep, this is going to get contentious!

We'll keep you updated as the case progresses!

[Image via Instagram/WENN.]

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