Terrence Howard has been brought to task by his ex-wife, Michelle Howard who alleges that the actor started abusing her just days after their January 2010 wedding.
She has since filed for divorce and now she is seeking a restraining order against the Hustle and Flow star, and her accusations are quite startling and disturbing. She details episodes of physical encounters that include being punched and thrown to the ground, which resulted in a chipped tooth. According to Radar Online, he was quoted saying, “I’ll hit a woman quicker that I’d hit a man”.
Howard’s out of control behavior didn’t end there. He apparently left a very disturbing voicemail message on August 31st for a complete stranger who he suspected was having an affair with his then wife. “N**ga, you’ve been calling my wife…if you call my wife again I’m going to come to your house and I’m going to cut your F***ing throat, Understand that. I’m gonna tell you this one time. You call my wife, I’m going to kill you”.
This echoes the dangerous pattern of another high-profile celeb with an uncontrollable temper and a penchant for abuse – Oj Simpson. He obviously didn’t fare too well after his trial even though he was acquitted. His demons were relentless and he eventually ended up where he belonged.
Of course Howard denies the allegations but the judge saw enough evidence to grant the restraining order, proving there is some semblance of truth and Michelle Howard is justified in her quest to protect herself from further harm.
Shame on Howard and all the cowardly men out there that hide behind their fists and abusive words instead of being REAL man when dealing with marital difficulties. Violence never has been and never will be the answer.
And kudos to women who are brave enough to reject such abominable treatment.