Today in a Los Angeles court, a judge overturned a divorce settlement agreement signed by Terrence Howard and his ex-wife Michelle Ghent, saying that Howard only consented to the contract under the pressures of “extortion or duress.” That duress was applied to the state of Howard’s dick.
You may remember back in May, when Howard’s attorneys filed court documents alleging that he was blackmailed into signing divorce papers with Ghent, which entitled her to a percentage of his earnings, including a part of his Empire salary. In those documents were transcripts of a secret recording in which Ghent threatened to reveal to the world that Howard has a small dick. Via TMZ:
In the docs filed by his attorney Brian Kramer, Terrence says he secretly recorded her saying, “I can make a good $2 million right now ... you want to see your little **** out there in front of TV?”
(Note: in this quote, the four asterisks refer to Howard’s penis.)
Ghent also allegedly told Howard she would reveal to the world that he gave her an STD. Whether that part is true remains to be seen, but the question regarding Howard’s dick was settled many moons ago, when he appeared full-frontal in the movie Get Rich or Die Tryin’. You can see his dick in this post, or watch the video below.
[There was a video here]
In that post, I wondered if Ghent could have successfully blackmailed Howard over the size of his dick when he willingly displayed it to the world in a major motion picture. It turns out, there was much more to it. Via the Daily News:
Howard’s ex was no Cookie Lyon, but Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Thomas Trent Lewis said she was manipulative enough to scare him into thinking she would leak private details about him, including phone sex recordings with other women and a video of the actor dancing naked in a bathroom.
Via the AP, Howard’s lawyers also entered into evidence a recording of Ghent from 2011 in which she said she would “sell private information” about Howard if he didn’t send her money by the end of the day. In response, Howard ordered his accountant to wire her $40,000.
Ghent is no hero, but Howard isn’t a victim, either. Ghent’s attorneys told the court that Howard cheated on her while they were engaged, and revealed that in July, Howard separated from Mira Pak, the woman he married after divorcing Ghent.
Ghent’s lawyers also alleged that Howard physically abused Ghent, and spent time discussing Howard’s history as a domestic abuser, which, despite being well-known, has proven immaterial to his career. The AP reports that Ghent has an active restraining order out against him.
The lesson here, I guess, is that if you marry someone as shitty as Terrence Howard, don’t blackmail him on tape before you get his money.
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