Terrence Howard and his then-wife, Michelle Ghent, in 2011
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Terrence Howard is making sure his shortcomings aren’t exposed to the world as he alleges that his ex-wife is attempting to blackmail him. Howard married Michelle Ghent in 2010, and just a year later, the marriage went sour. The couple’s divorce was finalized in 2013, according to SFGate, and Ghent later filed a lawsuit that granted her money from Howard’s Empire earnings.

Howard is now claiming that his ex-wife is attempting to blackmail him by exposing “inappropriate” photos and videos she has of him. The actor is also claiming, in court documents obtained by TMZ, that he has Ghent on tape threatening to spread rumors about his sexual health.

Howard hopes that with the new information and evidence, a judge will throw out the divorce settlement, which includes another year of spousal support.