Terrence Howard denies threatening to kill wife

Terrence Howard‘s estranged wife, Michelle Howard, who filed for divorce last February, was granted a temporary restraining order against the actor this morning by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge. In court documents, Michelle (pictured at left with Terrence) claims Howard constantly beat her and threatened to kill her. She says he first beat her just seven days after they were married in January 2010. In the court papers, Michelle claims Howard “slugged me across my face and neck” and threatened to throw her off a balcony. She also says he smacked her in the face, chipping her tooth with his wedding ring; pushed her to the ground in a parking lot; told her, “I’ll hit a woman quicker than I’d hit a man” and “If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know.” This isn’t the first time Terrence has been accused of assault. Police and court records reveal that Terrence was arrested in 2001 for beating his first wife, Lori. He broke down a door and punched her twice in the face before being restrained by his brother, then admitted what he’d done to police. In 2008 he was accused of assault after he allegedly attacked composer Tex Allen when they were working together on Broadway’s “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Terrence however, denies Michelle’s claims, saying in a written statement: “I live in constant fear of Michelle’s endeavors to ruin my reputation; even providing this declaration may well lead to my being subjected to a paparazzi blitz which would not be good for my career.”

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  1. Karen • December 7, 2011 @ 1:28 PM

    Where there is smoke…..

  2. TheTruth • December 7, 2011 @ 4:15 PM

    Wow, what a dick.

  3. Chris • December 7, 2011 @ 6:01 PM

    No wonder his career seems stale right now.

  4. steve c. • December 7, 2011 @ 9:21 PM

    so a collaboration with rihanna is out of the question then. what a dick.

  5. Rita • December 8, 2011 @ 1:42 AM

    Hey, even criminals(I mean almost all) don’t treat Women like that. They buy them some Really Nice things that matter, you know. I have gone to his movies when he co-starred in them. NEVER AGAIN. Even if I’d LOVE to see an Actor I’d Love to see again. ANY Producers or Directors out there that hire him – well, you know the story(when I don’t go my roommate doesn’t go(98% of the time)). As I said I will Not go see any of his movies till he shows Respect and Apologises to all women that he harmed, just like All Women Deserves!!

  6. David • December 8, 2011 @ 9:50 AM

    I liked this guys acting. Not any more. See you later! Of course, somehow Chris Brown has come back. People tend to have selective memories.

  7. TheTruth • December 8, 2011 @ 10:49 AM

    So I clicked on this article again today by mistake because the title states “Terrence Howard denies threatening to kill wife”. Gasp, as I read through the article (AGAINx2), I realized it’s the exact same article from yesterday,

  8. Lucky • December 8, 2011 @ 1:20 PM

    There are three sides to every story… his, hers and the truth. People seem to forget that and love to play he said, she said. If it is true, then get out and charge him; if you are trying to destroy someone famous, you picked the right acusation. The only problem is if this turns out to be untrue then you have just made things 100 btimes more difficult for women who are TRULY abused… think about that.

  9. josh • December 9, 2011 @ 7:34 PM

    hollywood has a habit of only displaying one side of the story but 99% of people are gullible and only believe the first thing they hear

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