Terrence Howard’s Estranged Wife Slaps Him with a Restraining Order

December 7, 2011  |  

Terrence Howard certainly has a reputation with the ladies–though not necessarily a good one. In February, his wife of one year, Michelle, filed for divorce, and now, she has gotten a restraining order against the actor—claiming he constantly beats and threatens to kill her. Terrence, of course, says its all lies.

In the court documents, Michelle claims Terrence began beating her up only seven days after they walked down the aisle in January 2010. She says he “slugged me across my face and neck” and threatened to throw her off a balcony. Other allegations include smacking her in the face and chipping her tooth with his wedding ring; throwing her down to the ground in a parking lot; telling her, “I’ll hit a woman quicker than I’d hit a man;” saying, “If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know; and screaming, “B****h, walk home. That’s my car, I pay for it.”

Terrence filed his own legal papers, denying that he ever threatened Michelle, and claiming she has threatened to “release private materials to third parties for her own personal financial gain” unless he pays her.

Sources told TMZ the material in question includes a video of Howard singing naked in the shower….I’ll leave that alone.

Terrence’s marriage to Michelle is his second. He was three children with Lori McCommas who he was married to for 14 years. The couple divorced in 2003, then remarried in 2005, then divorced again in 2008.

Terrence sounds as big of a mess as the characters he plays. What do you think about these allegations against him?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • pdanes90

    I am happy that she did this. But she should have gotten to know him better because she would not have dated him at all. THIS is the same guy that said all women need to use baby wipes every time they go to the loo. Some women are allergic, others prefer soap and water, and if he chooses smelly and unclean women, that’s a problem he shouldn’t broadcast.

  • It just goes to show you:  You ALWAYS get what you pay for. (And take that any way you want.)  Peace.

  • Loututtie

    Well, I happens to love him, his acting, his looks, the whole nine yards, and I certainly don’t believe all I hear or the media!! not enough information for me to condemn my baby’s daddy..LOL……

  • I want to see the hospital records and the pictures the lawyer took of her all beat up. Bro do got some scary eyes, but we want to see evidence…at least I do, even though he’s not one of my favorite people.

  • neveravictimalwaysvictorious

    Terrance acting is one thing but to actually hit a woman tells me ,you are weak .What ever the cause there is no excuse for it . I love you as an actor ,I think your among the greatest of actors . But it is time to get help something has got to be going on every woman can’t be lying.So pull yourself out the gutter and get help before you destroy yourself.

  • boobookitty

    I’m not at all surprised! He always looks so shady to me. And I never liked his acting. #lightskingreeneyesnotimpressed

  • IllyPhilly

    It didn’t stop her from putting in 358 more days in though.

    • Sheba

      I thought about that too.  Also, I’m sure he was abusive prior to the marriage.  I never understood marrying, dating or seeing a guy that is known to be an abuser….truth in most rumors and this rumor of him being a woman beater is ALIVE and well.

  • So you remember we were talking about gut feelings earlier?  ALL of my alarms are going off!  I’m sorry but that man has the scariest eyes ever! They have anger all over them!

  • Carrennes

    Terrence Howard needs therapy and quick. he is sick and seems to have a reputation for beating women. Not sure why he has such bad anger issues. His father is in prison for beating up a man after suffering racist use yet Terrance seems desperate for white acceptance.