Bad-boy actor Sean Penn is caught up in a shocking incest scandal, Star magazine has learned.
The aging Oscar winner, 56, made headlines recently when he was caught canoodling with 24-year-old actress Leila George — whose mother carried on an illicit affair with her first cousin!
Leila’s mom is Emmy-winning Italian-Australian actress Greta Scacchi — who gave birth to her cousin Carlo Mantegazza‘s son in 1998.
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Carlo is also Leila’s godfather, and Greta has confessed their relationship scandalized her devout Catholic family.
Leila’s father, Law & Order: Criminal Intent star Vincent D’Onofrio, was also furious when the cousins hooked up, while 5-year-old Leila was “annoyed to have a man come into our lives without her consent,” Greta admitted.
Greta and Carlo never married, and their incestuous relationship could create conflict for Leila and hot-tempered Sean, according to renowned relationship expert Dr. Gilda Carle.
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“Who your parents are, who your stepparents are, who your cousins are, are usually well delineated to most children,” explained Dr. Carle.
“But all these blurred and confusing connections as she was growing up had to make her confused as to who an appropriate partner would be for herself.”
Adding to the drama, Leila’s mother is the same age as Sean!