Terrence Howard Says He’s “Never Been Abusive”
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Terrence Howard Says He’s “Never Been Abusive”

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Terrence Howard’s character on Empire can be a bit scary at times but in real life the actor says he’s “never been abusive.”

His statement comes after past assault allegations made against him have come up again.

The 48-year-old actor has previously been accused of assault by his two ex-wives but he took to Twitter to deny that he has ever been violent in his relationships.

He wrote, "I've never been abusive to anyone in my entire life.

"I have loved and paid the price for love. I am the same loving being since day 1! [sic]."

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It is believed that the Hustle & Flow actor’s tweets were in response to an interview in the latest issue of People magazine in which he said, "I've made terrible mistakes throughout my life."

Terrence explained on Twitter, "When I say that I've made mistakes, it is not regarding violence but judgement. Trusting the wrong people!"

“I firmly believe that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Kiss for a [kiss].

"This double standard that has permitted abusive women to feel that they can assault a man and not reap where they have sowed is wrong! [sic]."

When one Twitter user tweeted him saying, "You are so right! There are double standards!

"My best male friend was abused by his wife for years, physically, and verbally," Terrence responded, "As was I. Plain simple truth."

"The cyber space abuse and bullying that has gone unanswered has come to an end!

"You come for me, I come for you.  Eye for an eye!”

"There are various sources that have released several stories about my past and current life which are unsubstantiated half-truths,” he also tweeted.

“The media is supposed to deliver unbiased truths in its entirety but this is almost never the case. Stay tuned for some real truth [sic]."

In 2001, Terrence pled guilty to charges of disorderly conduct after an incident with his first wife Lori McCommas.

He told Rolling Stone, "She was talking to me real strong, and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids.

"Her lawyer said it was a closed fist, but even slapping her was wrong."

The father of four seemed to allude to that statement in his Twitter rant, saying, “Having an altercation is very different than abuse... and for the record I never punched her in the face get the facts straight."

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Earlier this year, Terrence's second wife Michelle Ghent—who sued the star in 2015 and accused him of strangling her and threatening to kill her during an argument while on vacation in Costa Rica—filed a request to dismiss the case.

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Michelle reportedly decided to walk away from the row after lawyers' fees grew too high to continue.

However, she asked for the suit to be dismissed without prejudice, meaning she could refile it again in the future.

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