The Courier-Mail

Howard’s Em­pire breaks dur­ing bit­ter di­vorce case

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LOS AN­GE­LES: Em­pire ac­tor Ter­rence Howard agreed to a 2012 di­vorce set­tle­ment with his ex-wife af­ter she threat­ened to leak de­tails about his sex life, his lawyer said yesterday at a hear­ing on his ef­forts to over­turn the agree­ment.

Lawyer Brian Kramer played au­dio of a 2011 tele­phone con­ver­sa­tion be­tween Howard (pic­tured) and his exwife Michelle Ghent.

“I will (ex­ple­tive) bury you deep within the ground,” Ms Ghent was heard say­ing. She said she had video of Howard singing naked in the bath­room and could sell the footage for $2 mil­lion.

Os­car-nom­i­nated Howard con­tends the state­ments by Ghent amounted to ex­tor­tion and that the di­vorce set­tle­ment should be over­turned.

Ghent’s lawyers say she de­nied the al­le­ga­tions. Ghent has ac­cused Howard of do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and is also seek­ing money she says is owed un­der the set­tle­ment.

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