Terrence Howard is finally speaking out about the disturbing allegations of domestic violence from his past. In a candid interview, Terrence admits that he hit both of his ex-wives, Lori McCommas and Michelle Ghent. See his shocking confession here.
Terrence Howard, 46, opened up about past incidents of domestic violence with his former wives in a Sept. 14 interview. The Empire star, who has been arrested once for battery, admits to striking both his first wife Lori McCommas, as well as his second wife, Michelle Ghent, though in the latter case he claims he was acting in self defense. Find out all the details.
Speaking about his first wife Lori, who he was married to from 1989-2003 and then 2005-2007, Terrence confessed that he lost his mind. “She was talking to me real strong, and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids,” Terrence admitted to Rolling Stone. According to the police report, he “punched her twice with a closed fist.” Terrence owned up to his actions, saying, “Her lawyer said it was a closed fist, but even slapping her was wrong.”
The actor also addressed the nasty incident that took place in Costa Rica with Michelle, whom he was married to from 2010-2013. “She was trying to Mace me and you can’t see anything so all you can do is try to bat somebody away, and I think that something caught her. But I wasn’t trying to hit her.” Regardless of the reason, it is never ok to hit a woman. Hopefully by now Terrence has learned to keep his fists to himself.
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More details about the incident with Michelle can be found in a lawsuit she filed against Terrence in which she claims that he beat her almost to death. “While Billy [Howard’s son-in-law] tried to pry Defendant’s hands from Plaintiff’s neck, Defendant whispered to Plaintiff, ‘Remember what I told you in Bora Bora? That is what I’m gonna do,’ referring to a prior instance where Defendant told Plaintiff that her body would never leave the island,” the complaint states. “Plaintiff interpreted the reference to mean that Defendant was going to kill her.” Terrence claims things were started by Michelle, who allegedly sprayed him with pepper spray during their fight. Her attorney claims not only did he threaten her life, but he “mule kicked” her. So awful.
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— Alex Cramer