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Terrence Howard to Ex-Wife

Want Me to Stay Away?

I'll Stay Away

9/18/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0805-terrance-michelle-howard-tmz-getty-7Terrence Howard is waving the white flag in his bitter war with his ex-wife -- agreeing to stay the hell away from her ... at least for the next three years ... after he allegedly beat the crap out of her this summer.

As we reported, Terrence's ex Michelle Ghent obtained a temporary restraining order against Howard in August, after the "Iron Man" actor allegedly roughed her up during a blowout fight in Costa Rica in July.

The temporary order prohibited him from coming within 100 yards of her at all times -- but today, that order was made permanent, this time requiring Howard to stay 300 yards away from Ghent until 2016.

Howard didn't put up a fight either ... agreeing to abide by the terms of the order and pay $14,800 of Michelle's attorney's fees.

Good times.

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1.

Kelly    

Not bad. An actually coherent item on TMZ. Things are looking up.

346 days ago
2.

PhilipMarkum    

This guy is a total tool. Not only does he beat up women, he also calls "women unclean" and rejects them if they don't have baby wipes in their bathrooms. (Read more on your own -- it's disgusting.) Also, he says he "likes to date women that look like him because he thinks he's beautiful." He's a total loser and I don't know why he's still working in Hollywood.

346 days ago
3.

Azi    

NEXT !

346 days ago
4.

bfs    

and O partnered with this creep on the butler!

346 days ago
5.

anony    

Why would she want his mini-peen in the first place?

345 days ago
6.

notalawyer    

More FAMOUS than any Kardashian...

345 days ago
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demoncat    

he proably just accept the thing so he did not waste any more energy or time or money fighting what terrance proably figures is a battle he can't win with her .

345 days ago
8.

NOT ELMO    

Why would anybody in Hollywood Hire TERRENCE HOWARD who has a Criminal Record When they can Hire CUBA GOODING JR who is an OSCAR-WINNER With NO Criminal Record...

345 days ago
9.

Whateverbytch    

isn't that John Legend's wife?

345 days ago
10.

tmz addict    

A must!

345 days ago
11.

Zambonie    

Oh man
He could have user that $14,800 for speech lessons

And think of all the baby whipes that'd buy

345 days ago
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Grace    

He's completely bonkers. He's never going to let her go until he loses everything he has. If she doesn't get personal security he's going to either hire someone to kill her or shoot her himself. She should never deal with him again in any way.

345 days ago
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Birdnest    

What a tool

345 days ago
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C.L.    

Why are people blaming him for this toxic relationship? She is just as nutty as him. She went along with him and his family on vacation in July after the divorce was final. Talk about crazy. That's insane at its highest, especially after the both had accused each other of abuse and racial slurs. They are not good for each other. She is as much to blame as Howard, if not more. This story does not end here. There will be more drama somewhere down the road.

345 days ago
15.

GothamGirl    

Wife beater.

345 days ago
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