In a civil complaint filed in Los Angeles on Tuesday, the ex-wife of one of the stars of the Fox hit “Empire” –Terrence Howard – alleges that she was assaulted “while they were staying in a rental house in Costa Rica” in 2013, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Terrence Howard plays Lucious Lyon on “Empire.”
THR adds the complaint, by Michelle Howard, “describes that on the evening of July 29, 2013, [Terrence] Howard “followed Plaintiff into the restroom of the rental house and punched her on the left side of her face. Defendant also grabbed Plaintiff by her neck and pushed her against the bathroom wall and strangled her for several seconds,” states the complaint. The filing continues, [saying] he “grabbed her neck again and pinned her against the shower glass and her head hit the wall” when she tried to flee the room, leading the actor’s son-in-law Billy to intervene.”
THR also notes that “In the same complaint, she claims he defamed her by “mak[ing] false accusations disseminated to the public through the media that Plaintiff had made death threats and other threats against Defendant and his family through various social media accounts.”
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