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Terrence Howard

My Wife Is LYING --

I Never Threatened to Kill Her

12/6/2011 2:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Terrence Howard's estranged wife got a restraining order against the actor this morning -- claiming Howard constantly beats her and threatens to kill her ... but Terrence says it's all a big, fat lie.

Michelle Howard filed court documents, obtained by TMZ, claiming Terrence began beating her up just 7 days after they were married in January 2010. 

In the docs, Michelle claims Howard "slugged me across my face and neck" ... and threatened to throw her off a balcony.

Michelle claims the violence continued throughout their marriage -- with Terrence allegedly committing several violent acts, such as

-- smacking her in the face and chipping her tooth with his wedding ring
-- throwing her down to the ground in a parking lot
-- telling her, "I'll hit a woman quicker than I'd hit a man"
-- Saying, "If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know
-- Screaming, "B*tch, walk home. That's my car, I pay for it."

Howard also filed legal papers, adamantly denying that he EVER threatened Michelle -- but claiming she has been threatening to "release private materials to 3rd parties for her own personal financial gain" unless he paid her money.

Sources connected to the case tell TMZ ... the material in question includes a video of Howard singing naked in the shower.

This morning, an L.A. County Superior Court judge granted Michelle a temporary restraining order preventing Howard from going near her or contacting her until their next court hearing.

Michelle filed for divorce back in February.


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106.

Isabella    

Wasn't he charged with domestic violence from a former relationship/marriage in Philadelphia back in the early days before he came to CA?

943 days ago
107.

MsMonica    

I don't think she is telling the truth. This may be contrived. But whether it is true or not she is looking forward to a big pay day and that maybe the motivation for telling lies. If she heard rumors of him being abusive before she figured it would be believable and she could use it against him to get paid. They have only been married a year. That's all she needed to make her some money. I would like to think that Terrance is a better man but you just don't know what happens behind closed doors.

938 days ago
108.

Frankie     

Deserves the BROTHER right.

ha

867 days ago
109.

torrie    

Terrance Howard is a woman beater & a low life. T.M.Z. should ask his ex wife how he beat her in Costa Rica last week (7/13). His family saw it & the Cost Rican police have pics.

344 days ago
110.

MakeupQueen    

There was a few stories I had read about Terrance having a volatile personaility and very short tempered. I guess the truth will all come eventually.

343 days ago
111.

Just Me    

He probably did threaten her with bodily harm...just like he did to that flight attendant in Cleveland, Ohio in 2003. Once a woman abuser, always a woman abuser.

343 days ago
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