Terrence Howard Divorce Settlement Overturned, ‘Empire’ Star ‘Could Not Be More Pleased’
Terrence Howard’s divorce settlement was overturned by Superior Court Judge Thomas Trent Lewis on Monday. Lewis ruled that Oscar-nominee Howard was coerced into signing the settlement because his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, threatened to release private details about him, including phone sex recordings with other women, a video of him dancing naked in a bathroom, and documents that proved he gave her an STI, according to Gawker.
According to TMZ, Howard also stated that he secretly recorded threats by Ghent, including: “I can make a good $2 million right now… you want to see your little d*** out there in front of TV?”
“The evidence of extortion or duress was unrebutted,” Lewis said.
The original settlement, according to ABC, would have given Ghent a share of Howard’s earnings, which would have included a portion of his salary from the hit Fox series Empire.
“I could not be any more pleased by today’s ruling,” Howard wrote in a statement issued after the ruling.
You can catch Howard on the second season of Empire, which is set to premiere this fall on Fox.