The details of Terrence Howard's ex-wife's alleged extortion are bizarre

May 6, 2015 at 2:26 p.m. ET
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Terrence Howard's ex-wife allegedly extorted him, and the reason why is completely bizarre. According to a new report by TMZ, the Empire actor was extorted by his ex, Michelle Ghent, after she threatened to reveal some intimate details about his genitals if he did not pay her a fat sum.

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New legal docs that the actor filed detail how he paid his ex-wife five years' worth of spousal support for a marriage that only lasted one year, which is not exactly normal. So why did Howard agree to pay for so many years?

Apparently, Howard claims that when he and Ghent did not see eye-to-eye on the amount of spousal support that he would pay her, she reportedly threatened that unless he met her demands, she would release naked photos and a video of him. Yikes! But Howard allegedly has some of that conversation on tape.

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In the docs, which were filed by his attorney Brian Kramer, Howard reportedly claims to have secretly recorded Ghent saying, "I can make a good $2 million right now... you want to see your little **** out there in front of TV?"

Apparently, he also has Ghent on tape saying that she will tell "every woman in the world [you] gave [me] an STD" and "Trust me, you're f***ing with the wrong person. You f***ed with me way too much. I will f***ing bury you deep in the ground."

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So, what is Howard hoping to achieve with his alleged recording? Apparently, he'd like the judge to throw out the settlement agreement, which runs for another year, because he doesn't want his ex to get her hands on his Empire salary.

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