Michelle Ghent Files Court Docs To Appeal Divorce Ruling
Terrence Howard’s ex-wife isn’t walking away from her alimony without a fight.
Michelle Ghent will appeal a judge’s ruling that overturned their divorce settlement after the judge sided with Howard that he’d signed it under duress.
Ghent filed a notice to appeal in Los Angeles County Superior Court late last month to overturn a court’s August 2015 ruling that tossed the original settlement, which had him paying her $5,800 a month for five years plus an additional 21 percent of all his earnings – including his money from “Empire.”
Howard said he was coerced into signing the divorce settlement because Ghent was threatening to release nude pics, tell everyone he gave her herpes and have him reported to the IRS.
Howard and Ghent were married for just over a year, and Ghent filed for divorce in 2011, citing irreconcilable differences.
Ghent hadn’t yet filed a brief detailing what her grounds for appeal were. A source with extensive knowledge of the case said her appeal has “a snowball’s chance in hell.”
The woman also has a separate lawsuit against Howard, accusing him of beating her black and blue during a bust up on vacation in Costa Rica. That case is set to go before a judge in 2017.
Ghent’s lawyer, Sa’id Vakili, didn’t respond to BOSSIP’s request for comment.