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Terrence Howard's Ex

Restraining Order GRANTED

Massive Black Eye [PHOTO]

8/6/2013 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Terrence Howard's ex-wife Michelle Ghent has just obtained a temporary restraining order against the actor -- claiming he beat her up during a blowout fight in Costa Rica last week -- and she showed up to court Tuesday with a scary black eye.

According to the order, Terrence is forbidden from coming within 100 yards of Michelle pending another hearing later this month. He is also barred from contacting her in any way.

During the hearing, Michelle's lawyer discussed the text messages Michelle allegedly sent to Terrence in May -- threatening to kill him and his family -- but argued they were misleading and incomplete. The mysterious black eye was NOT discussed in court

As for Terrence, he filed his own request for a restraining order, but that was not granted. The judge said the court would hear his side of things at the next hearing.

As we reported, Michelle says Terrence physically abused her during the argument in Costa Rica while she was on vacation with him and his family.

Terrence tells a different story, claiming Michelle maced him, his adult daughter and another family member. He insists he never laid a finger on her.

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31.

Kayan Phoenix    

U need a better pic, it just looks like she has smeared makeup

381 days ago
32.

easylies    

That black eye doesn't mean much...sounds like this was a family brawl and she was probably acting like a child herself. If he hit her shame on him, but there just sounds like there is more to it than That.

381 days ago
33.

Jeems    

I am against hitting women. Even when they don't cook a good meal or clean the house. You don't punch or slap them. He should have turned her over his knee and put the belt on her. But never hit a woman

381 days ago
34.

KathrynBarrett    

She went to an insane-person hospital. It is very possible that she did this to herself.

381 days ago
35.

Rude Jude    

You should see her thighs and box

381 days ago
36.

Dgonza    

Whoop that trick whoop that trick cause its hard out hea for a pimp! Lol

381 days ago
37.

RealAsTheyCome!    

Another golddigger looking for a payday!! Thats Hollywood Baby!!

381 days ago
38.

nick    

Sheeee did it or had some guy hit her......shes crazy

381 days ago
39.

greenWithEnvy    

Didn't they divorce because he was "abusive" . Her credibility is down the drain if she on her own, after the divorce joined him for vacation. Who in their right mind, goes back to an abuser? If she was afraid of this man like she stated on her divorce, she should have stayed home and away from him.

381 days ago
40.

GothamGirl    

Terrence Howard is a pig! He's hit all of his women. Now we're supposed to believe she's a liar, and he's the victim? Disgusting!

381 days ago
41.

fluffygrrrl    

that could be makeup

381 days ago
42.

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Mentally unstable people are difficult to rationalize with.
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Their responses prevent you from having constructive conversations.

381 days ago
43.

rockso    

dumb b*tch - this is what happens when u lie with dogs..

381 days ago
44.

NJ    

Terrence makes me embarrassed yet again to be a black man. We are just so violent and volatile people.

381 days ago
45.

ohboy    

Please, those texts tell a lot about her credibility. She sounds psychotic, on top of that she actually went to a psych ward. He may have a bad rep, but she sounds unstable. We'll see what the family says at the hearing about her using mace on them.

381 days ago
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