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.


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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.

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