Terrence Howard's ex-wife Michelle Ghent is sporting a black eye amid accusations the actor punched and kicked her in the face during a recent vacation altercation.
Ghent has accused the Hustle & Flow star of physically assaulting her while on holiday with him and members of his family in Costa Rica last week (begs29Jul13), after she told him she wasn't interested in reconciling. He has insisted he never hit Ghent and only tried to stop her from macing him, his adult daughter, and son-in-law.
In a Los Angeles Court on Tuesday (06Aug13), Ghent was awarded a restraining order against the actor. Howard also filed for one against Ghent, claiming that she threatened to kill him and his family, but his request was denied by the judge.
Ghent, who showed up to court with a black eye, claims in legal documents that she only pepper sprayed him after he walked over to a drawer containing two knives, according to Tmz.com. In the papers, she indicates he began punching, kicking and throwing her against a wall. As a result, she alleges she suffered a black eye, swelling and contusions.