Terrence Howard allegedly called himself “Satan” and “the Antichrist” and threatened to commit suicide in a fight with ex-wife Michelle Ghent in April.
Ghent made the claims in a new filing against the Oscar nominated actor after a judge granted her a temporary restraining order last month following an argument with Howard in July.
The couple divorced in May, but took a vacation with several of Howard’s family members to Costa Rica at the end of July. Ghent said Howard assaulted her, but he claimed that she maced him, his adult daughter, and another family member. No charges were filed against either Howard or Ghent.
Ghent then went to court for a restraining order against Howard, having previously claimed that he began abusing her a week into their marriage. She said he “slugged” her across the face and neck and threatened to throw her off a balcony.
Now Ghent is claiming that Howard threatened to commit suicide during a planned reconciliation after she found the phone numbers of six women in his bag on April 23. Ghent said Howard denied having any knowledge of the numbers until she called them and put the women on speakerphone. One of the women said she was 17 years old.
Howard allegedly threw Ghent’s laptop out a window and grabbed her arm, causing her to fall on the hardwood floor. He then picked her up again by her sweatpants and shirt so he could throw her down again. After that, he threatened to kill himself and her.
“He grabbed an X-Acto blade and put it to his wrist as if to cut himself. He then reached for the belt on his robe and displayed attempts to hang himself,” Ghent’s filing said.
“I’m just thinking if I should kill you first before killing me,” Howard allegedly said.
In a text on April 27, Howard wrote:
“If this is goodbye, then I hate everything and will now use my gifts to destroy mankind… I will become Satan Himself! You were my last chance to love. I will now Hate in all things and seek my vengeance upon Humanity for all the wrongs ever done to me!! You just killed the last grain of light within me. Now the darkness has begun! I hate all things because of you! The Antichrist is Here!”
A hearing for an extension on Michelle Ghent’s order of protection is scheduled for September 25. The court records became public after she filed for the order, and Terrence Howard said that she filed when she did so it would coincide with the premiere of The Butler. Howard said Ghent is trying to “ruin” his reputation and career, but he was also accused of abuse by his first wife, Lori McCommas.