Terrence Howard Sued By Ex-Wife for Assault

On Tuesday, a civil complaint was filed by Michelle Ghent claiming that her ex-husband, Lafayette Hill-based actor Terrence Howard, punched and strangled her during a vacation in Costa Rica in 2013. More from The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the story:

The complaint describes that on the evening of July 29, 2013, Howard “followed Plaintiff into the restroom of the rental house and punched her on the left side of her face. Defendant also grabbed Plaintiff by her neck and pushed her against the bathroom wall and strangled her for several seconds,” states the complaint. The filing continues he “grabbed her neck again and pinned her against the shower glass and her head hit the wall” when she tried to flee the room, leading the actor’s son-in-law Billy to intervene.

As we’ve reported in the past, Ghent is one of several women who claim to have been assaulted by the Empire star. Last fall, Philly Mag’s Victor Fiorillo wrote that Howard has “been accused of assaulting, hitting, attacking or grabbing women six different times, including an incident with a total stranger in a Montgomery County diner. Only two of the alleged incidents led to criminal charges, and Howard was found guilty of “disorderly conduct” both times.”