Ghent has filed for a restraining order against Howard, whom she divorced in May. However, the 44-year-old actor, who most recently stars in The Butler, claims that his ex-wife is a liar and accuses her of spraying him and his family with mace. TMZ also reports that Howard’s lawyers intend to have Ghent’s request for a restraining order denied on the grounds that she is mentally unstable:
We’ve learned in today’s hearing, Terrence will give the judge text messages from last May, in which an angry Michelle writes, “I would start hiding if I were u.” In another text she writes, “Be careful when u leave your place. U should move.” And in yet another she writes, “I know where u and ur family live. Watch yourself.”
Michelle also texted back in May, “You need to be put down once and for all. I will not stop until all knows who u are.”
In the police report Terrence says Michelle tried to commit suicide 2 months ago and was hospitalized and diagnosed with paranoia. And she seems to confirm that in one of the texts, in which she says, “I’m just insane. I went to a crazy institute.”
This “he said, she said” seems to be a recurring theme for these two. Ghent has filed papers before claiming that Howard threatened to kill her and was physically abusive just seven days into their marriage.