Terrence Howard Domestic Violence Tweets: “I’ve Never Been Abusive”

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Terrence Howard Domestic Violence

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Terrence Howard ranted about domestic violence on Saturday, firing off tweets claiming he’s “never been abusive.” He also wrote on Twitter that there’s a double standard when women are the abuser.

Howard’s rant was seemingly sparked by his own interview with People, in which he was quoted as saying, “I’ve made terrible mistakes throughout my life.” The actor has been accused of domestic violence several times over the years, perhaps most notably by his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, with whom Howard’s divorce settlement was overturned in 2015. He was also accused of punching his first wife, Lori McCommas.

In his tweets, Howard denies the allegations, but also suggests mutual combat was involved and he’s being judged unfairly. He first wrote early Saturday morning, “I’ve never been abusive to anyone in my entire life. I have loved and paid the price for love. I am the same loving being since day 1! When I say that I’ve made mistakes, it is not regarding violence but judgement. Trusting the wrong people!”

Howard continued, “I firmly believe that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Kiss for a [kiss]. This double standard that has permitted abusive women to feel that they can assault a man and not reap where they have sowed is wrong!”

“You come for me, I come for you. Eye for an eye,” he declared a few hours later, before posting a type-written statement that said, “There are various sources that have released several stories about my past and current life which are unsubstantiated half truths. The media is supposed to deliver unbiased truths in its entirety, but this is almost never the case. Stay tuned for some real truth!”

Howard went on to retweet a Twitter user who spoke of a male friend being “abused by his wife for years, physically, and verbally!” He replied, “As was I.” The star later added, “Having an altercation is very different than abuse… and for the record I never punched her in the face get the facts straight.”

Ironically, his tweets came just a few days after this week’s “Empire” episode, “Sound & Fury,” aired, in which his character Lucious was beat with a bat by ex-wife Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson.

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