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Terrence Howard's Ex

He Sucker Punched Me

8/6/2013 3:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Terrence Howard
's ex-wife filed legal docs with a graphic allegation -- that the actor sucker punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck and threw her against the wall.

In the docs -- obtained by TMZ -- Michelle Ghent alleges the brutality occurred during a trip last week to Costa Rica.  She says the fight started after she told Terrence she had no interest in firing up a relationship with him -- they divorced in May.

Michelle says after Terrence hit her, he glared at her and walked over to a bedside table where he kept 2 curved knives -- 4-6 inches in length.

Michelle says she panicked and then pepper sprayed him.  At that point she claims Terrence knocked her down and then kicked her repeatedly in the head.

In addition to the black eye, Michelle says she suffered contusions and swelling.
 
And, she says, he referred to a prior warning he had given her on a trip to Bora Bora -- threatening to kill her. 

For his part, Terrence claims in his legal docs that she made up the story to damage him, timing it for his movie premiere of "The Butler."  Terrence claims she threatened to kill him and he believes she's serious.  He also says she's been admitted to a psych hospital in the past.

Michelle got a temporary restraining order Tuesday, requiring Terrence to stay clear of her.

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46.

ButterflyWings    

I'm not saying he didn't do this, but I'm having a hard time taking her word for it. She seems crazy enough to beat herself up just to get back at him.

357 days ago
47.

RY    

If you look at the pics provided, the pics where she is showing her arm has NO black eye??

357 days ago
48.

Michelle    

If the dude threatened to kill her in Bora Bora, why the fvck go on another trip with him???? Dumb bit€h.

357 days ago
49.

Livvie    

WHY was she on vacation with him in the first place?! Don't go on vacation with a guy you claimed beat you up before, moron.

357 days ago
50.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

What kind of woman goes on vacation with a man she claims is extremely violent??? I'm guessing a law suit seeking monietary compensation is coming, since she didn't get much in the way of the divorce settlement.

356 days ago
51.

billyk    

Might be time for her to pay for her own vacations, without the ex. Just a suggestion if she doesn't like getting beaten.

356 days ago
52.

Mzdynamite3000    

Idk if I believe this chick. Sound like some fatal attraction type of stuff.

356 days ago
53.

Socalpimp    

Time for a payday!!

356 days ago
54.

David     

Maybe if she would have racial profiled him before dating, it would have avoided this assault.

356 days ago
55.

LatinKing13    

Hmmmmm could she be a scorned woman an out for revenge or did he really hit her?

356 days ago
56.

Sincerity    

I'm not a Terrence Howard fan but, if he has violent tendencies, he should get some help. One of these days, he's going to put his hands on the "WRONG WOMAN" and the outcome will be completely different. As for his "ALLEGED VICTIM" -- SHE'S A FOOL -- PERIOD!!! You don't travel with a person in which you share a "TUMULTUOUS HISTORY"!!! She should have known this was going to end badly, if she wasn't willing to sexually "GET DOWN" with him. She seems more like a "BOTTOM FEEDING GOLD DIGGER" than a "REAL VICTIM"!!!

356 days ago
57.

Bellaca    

The both seem very violent. The pic speaks for itself, unless it's makeup. But, why would she go on vacation with him AFTER such a nasty divorce?

356 days ago
58.

Kayan Phoenix    

Why is it n black and white, still looks like makeup in that pic

356 days ago
59.

rcytrcy01@yahoo.com    

I don't know who to believe but they are divorced for a reason. They had no business going on a trip together.

356 days ago
60.

oink    

She needs to get together with him 1 more time and go Bobbit on him, cut his lil thing off.

356 days ago
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