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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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121.

nof    

-STEER clear of me !!


But, uh, keep sending the cheques...


Old adage:


"Chicks packing Mace - have bad motives/intentions."


Don't believe her.

255 days ago
122.

Lisa    

Why were they vacationing together after they just went thru hellish divorce proceedings???

255 days ago
123.

ConMan    

Can you press charges on somebody for a beating that happened in another country?

255 days ago
124.

ANOTHER ANGEL    

If she was really punched in the eye why is her eye not Close or RED????

255 days ago
125.

Growupppl    

Usually when bruises are self-inflicted they aren't really severe I just can't see a man his size not closing her eye completely and leaving more bruises than that it looks like she hit herself cause that's a light bruise

254 days ago
126.

Stan    

Seeing this sort of thing weekly at work, I

254 days ago
127.

Stan    

Seeing this sort of thing weekly at work, I really do question her story. Her injuries do not match what she's saying.

And kicking her repeatedly .. after being pepper-sprayed? It would have to be awfully crappy pepper spray.

254 days ago
128.

Dick Whittingdon    

wow people check yoself! who knows what happened wit these celebs and the people that flock around them. I not sayin' anything either way but u can't start throwin kray-kray generalisations around. Ur the kooks that need to face up 2 your own ****. Is Terrence Howard a d-hed? Prolly. Would I get someone to K.O me da fuggout for points in a multi million divorce battle. Honestly...of course! Not saying one thing happzd either way and neva condone violence against the fairer sex but I honestly don't know. Stop h8in' against n stereo typin' cert types ppl and using evry lil' ting to justify ur hangups (Gets off soapbox...) Peace ppl

254 days ago
129.

Victor    

Terrence Howard punched a woman he didn't even know inside a Philadelphia area restaurant: http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2013/08/13/oprah-winfrey-butler-costar-terrance-howard-punched-woman-pennsylvania-diner/

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