Terrence Howard: My Ex-Wife Blackmailed Me With Naked Pictures And Videos

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Terrence Howard Michelle Ghent Blackmail

By Shari Weiss |

Terrence Howard Michelle Ghent Blackmail

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Terrence Howard claims his ex-wife Michelle Ghent blackmailed him with naked pictures and videos, forcing him into an exorbitant spousal support agreement.

As Gossip Cop reported, after only one year of marriage, Howard and Ghent had a contentious split in 2011 that led her to get a restraining order against him after claiming he threatened to kill her. They reached a divorce settlement the following year, and then, nearly a year after that, Ghent accused Howard of beating her up during a family trip to Costa Rica. The star denied the allegations, and it seems relations between the exes haven’t improved since then.

Ghent and Howard have recently been battling over spousal support, with his success on “Empire” reportedly leading her to seek a substantial increase in her monthly allotment. But Howard reportedly plans to file a legal claim later this month alleging Ghent has only been receiving spousal support beyond the six months she was supposedly entitled (based on half the length of time they were married) because she was blackmailing him. Sources tell TMZ Ghent allegedly threatened to release naked photos and video featuring Howard if he didn’t continue to pay up.

One such picture is said to show Howard in the shower, though the exact nature of the other material has not been disclosed. Howard reportedly agreed to pay Ghent out of fear the material would ruin his career, if leaked. Now, however, with Ghent getting years’ worth of financial support and seeking more, Howard is apparently hoping legal intervention will settle the matter. Gossip Cop will have updates.


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