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Empire Creator Lee Daniels Files A Motion To Dismiss Sean Penn's Defamation Suit! Get The Latest Legal Deets!

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Looks like Lee Daniels isn't giving up!

On Tuesday, the Empire creator filed a motion to dismiss Sean Penn's defamation suit against him. The legal move is the latest in a case that has been ongoing since September of 2015.

Related: The White House Isn't Happy With Sean!

For those who don't know, Sean decided to sue Daniels after he insinuated that the actor maliciously abused Madonna back in 1987. The heinous allegation has been floating around Hollywood for years.

Obviously, S.P. did not take kindly to the claim and filed a defamation suit against the mogul for $10 million dollars. Penn was so adamant about his innocence that he enlisted Madge to testify in court on his behalf back in December.

Considering the singer vehemently denied any wrong doing on her ex-husband's part, Sean's lawyer expected the case to go forward despite L.D.'s claims that the first amendment protects his right to free speech.

Now Lee has filed a motion to dismiss Mr. Penn's lawsuit all together.

The father of two's lawyer said of the latest deflection:

"Mr. Daniels should be ashamed of himself. The Madonna affidavit conclusively and incontrovertibly demonstrated that Daniels' statements were false, reckless and defamatory and he has no defense to it. Instead, his motion represents a sophomoric, and desperate, effort to stave off a trial, which we look forward to conducting, in order to hold Daniels liable for his egregious misconduct."

Woah! It sounds like Sean's lawyer ain't playin'!

We'll keep you updated as this case progresses

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