"I've never been abusive to anyone in my entire life," Terrence Howard tweeted today. But photos seem to tell a different story. Four years before the Empire actor denied domestic abuse accusations, his ex-wife submitted to court shocking pictures of her alleged beatings at his hands.
In RadarOnline.com's exclusive photos, the star's ex-wife Michelle Ghent appears bruised and battered after he allegedly attacked her during a romantic vacation gone wrong in Costa Rica on July 29, 2013.
Howard "immediately sucker punched her on the left side of her face," and "continued to strangle her for several seconds," she claimed in court documents. Ghent said she escaped after using pepper spray on him.
She obtained a temporary restraining order against Howard after the alleged attack. Their divorce had been finalized that May , but the couple had attempted to revive the relationship during the ill-fated trip.
In a later lawsuit regarding the alleged assault, Ghent claimed Howard threatened to kill her. (The lawsuit was eventually dismissed in January 2017.)
"I firmly believe that every actions has an equal and opposite reaction," he tweeted today. "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth."
He added that he is still the same person. "For the record, I have not changed, nor is there a reason to change. I love and anyone that knows me, knows that I only love," he wrote. Howard went on to marry Mira Pak in December 2013, just months after his divorce from Ghent.
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