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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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76.

palermo    

He's a psycho, anybody can see that

357 days ago
77.

cass    

I don't believe this crazy chick!

357 days ago
78.

Debbiedeb    

A prior warning in Bora Bora?? Umm big dummy stop going on trips with him if you dont want to be in a relationship or get punched in the eye!! Duh!

357 days ago
79.

Gothetshirt    

The new trend in hating your ex is to claim she has mental illness.

357 days ago
80.

orgzeurlife    

Wtf goes on in their bedroom where its perfectly normal to have knives and pepper spray within reach?? This is on vacation too, lord knows the arsenal in their home bedroom, saws, mallets, and clubs under the pillows?

357 days ago
81.

Choade McPooter    

Abuse against women is truly apalling, but she does not look like she took several kicks to the head. Were all the kicks to the same localized spot?

357 days ago
82.

2percent    

he is a tool, and I don't care about the drama in his life

357 days ago
83.

OhMyGaWd    

Why the hell would she go on a trip with him if he had already threatened her before? Some women never learn.

357 days ago
84.

mikedecook75    

Stupid girl

357 days ago
85.

Trixielolo77    

On a trip to Costa Rica, on a trip to Bora Bora! She is getting beat up in some nice a$$ vacation hot spots! I believe they are both nuts. Any woman who hangs with a guy after he's shown signs of violence is either an idiot or in it for the money/perks. I always liked Terrance Howard but he can't be innocent, IMPOSSIBLE!

357 days ago
86.

Jim J.    

He needs to come out of the closet and stop beating on women for not being men.

357 days ago
87.

anthony    

Thats so funny! So they both go on vacation together! After their past problems....right?! Then she tells him she doesnt want to get back to him!? So why the f*** did she go???!! This b***** is crazy i am tellkng u

357 days ago
88.

JMP    

And why does she go to Costa rica with him, AFTER he had already threatened to kill her on an earlier trip to Bora Bora????? Are you serious woman????

357 days ago
89.

Curly    

Of course he said that. That's what an abuser would say. She is good to get out, but she shouldn't have gone on that trip. She is lucky he didn't kill her.

357 days ago
90.

mr.howell     

Lock him the F**k up! ASAP!..

357 days ago
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