*A mistake that “Empire” star Terrence Howard made has come back to haunt him … in his bank account!
That mistake is named Michelle Ghent Howard and unfortunately for Howard, he now has to resume and shell out even more cash for her monthly alimony payments a/k/a spousal support.
Court docs show that Ghent Howard got a ruling that meant the ex-couple’s spousal support agreement be overturned. You see, two years ago, Terrence Howard convinced the court he’d been forced to sign their marital settlement under duress. He claimed she was threatening to go public with naked photos and videos.
At the time, he’d been paying her $5,800 per month.
Michelle appealed that ruling and the judges agreed with her argument — that the actor was NOT under duress because too much time had passed between the threat and Terrence signing the agreement. The court said it was more like Terrence had “buyer’s remorse” — and he had other options besides signing on the dotted lines.
Using simple logic, the court said he could have gone to the police if he felt Michelle was blackmailing him.
The appeal victory means the marital settlement is reinstated, and Terrence Howard will have to start paying spousal support again. It’s not clear how much he’ll have to pay, but we know it’ll be MORE than the current $5,800.
Did we say Terrence Howard’s the star of “Empire” and he makes a LOT of money?