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Terrence Howard's Ex

He Sucker Punched Me

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

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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First!!!! Pow right in the kisser!

445 days ago


Peter griffin style!

445 days ago

harvey is racist    

honestly it doesnt look that bad

he clearly loves her thats why he beats her..physical abuse is a sign of love

thats passion right time she would act her place and not leave the kitchen

445 days ago


Another Jodie Arias in the making.

445 days ago


He put the pimp hand on her

445 days ago


Stupid B!tch!!! Didn't learn from the previous A$$ beatings!!!! Desperate to stay in the lime light, psycho woman!!

445 days ago

Pudding Tang    

WOW, this cannot end well. That's for sure.

445 days ago


She's got more Botox in her forehead than Megan Fox.

445 days ago

Wow ...    

She might be crazy all on her own, but his beatings certainly do not help her sanity.

445 days ago


WHY would she travel with him?
Obviously, she is looking to get paid.

445 days ago


Wait, are they vacationing together and staying in the same room...after their divorce? What is this, Simon Cowell Take 2?

445 days ago

BB not bb    

What a creep. He seems to think he is a pimp instead of a husband. Seems like a lot of black guys have this attitude, when you throw in Chris Brown. She sounds like she has battered woman syndrome. She says she panicked so she pepper sprayed him, but maybe that really saved her life.

I think he is a total liar. I don't even know who this guy is, some kind of actor I guess. She shouldn't have gone to some foreign country with him after he had already threatened her before. He probably just doesn't want to pay alimony so he planned on killing her.

She sounds like someone who actually does need a restraining order. She has no ability to resist his invitations and he seems to be after her. That is a real shame.

It took Rihanna a very long time to get over Chris Clown. I hope this lady can stay strong and stay safe.

445 days ago


Woman can't figure out the guy does not want to be around her. She wants money to go away. Pay her and move on after getting restraining order

445 days ago


So I guess the Bang Zoom to the Moon Ralph Kramden would offer to Alice on the Honeymooners Might not work after all ?

445 days ago


I don't believe her. She was admitted to a psych ward and has threatened Howard via texts.

445 days ago
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