Terrence Howard has denied the allegation by his ex-wife Michelle Ghent that he beat her up during a recent holiday together in Costa Rica.
As we previously reported, Michelle accused the actor of beating her up following an argument that erupted between them. On Tuesday, she showed up in court with a black eye and obtained a restraining order against him.
But Howard, while speaking to ET’s Nancy O’Deil during the premiere of his new movie The Butler on Monday, dismissed the allegations as ‘completely wrong’, stressing that ‘as far as me harming somebody … I really can’t harm a fly. It’s completely against my spirit, but I’m so heartbroken, that you can see that doing it on a night like this is only for an attempt to try and hurt me.’
He went on to say that ‘unfortunately, there are some documents that will come out and will tell everything that has occurred, but I never laid my hands on that woman. Or any woman, that’s just not my way.’
Maybe he was referring to threatening text messages Michelle allegedly sent to him back in May, which include, ‘I would start hiding if I were u’, ‘Be careful when u leave your place. U should move’, ‘I know where u and ur family live. Watch yourself’ and ‘You need to be put down once and for all. I will not stop until all knows who u are.’
‘We’re divorced now, and she should stay that way,’ Terrence said, adding, ‘And I just wish the best for her.’