Wife: Terrence Howard Threatened to Kill Me
Court grants her restraining order
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 7, 2011 9:40 AM CST
Terrence Howard (L) and wife Michelle Ghent attend 'The Ledge' Cocktail Party At Bing Bar on January 21, 2011 in Park City, Utah.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Michelle Howard was granted a restraining order against estranged husband Terrence Howard yesterday, after claiming that the Oscar-nominated actor began abusing her within a week of their January 2010 marriage. Michelle Howard, who filed for divorce a year later, says Howard has hit her and threatened her repeatedly, causing constant fear and chronic health issues, the AP reports. She accuses him of once hitting her in the face and chipping her tooth.

She claims that in South Africa last year, he threatened to throw her off a hotel balcony. According to documents obtained by TMZ, he also once said, "If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know," and once threw her to the ground in a parking lot. But Howard has filed his own legal papers denying her claims and accusing her of attempting to blackmail him. "I live in constant fear of Michelle's endeavors to ruin my reputation," he writes.

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Jeffrey-Lebowski
Dec 7, 2011 10:48 PM CST
It's hard out here for a pimp!
Riffran
Dec 7, 2011 8:43 PM CST
I wonder if this is related to why Don Cheadle played Rhoadie in Iron Man two.....some early behavioral issues were getting started?
Terrankiller
Dec 7, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Did he develop a bi-polar disorder a week after the marriage? Lol.