Judge Overturns Terrence Howard Divorce Settlement

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The ruling means Howard and his ex-wife Michelle Ghent will have to negotiate a new financial agreement.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has overturned Terrence Howard's divorce settlement from his second wife after finding the actor signed the agreement under duress.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Thomas Trent Lewis ruled Monday that Howard signed the 2012 agreement over fears his ex-wife would leak private details about him, including phone sex recordings with other women and a video of the actor dancing in the nude.

The ruling means Howard and his ex-wife Michelle Ghent will have to negotiate a new financial agreement. It does not undo their status as a divorced couple.

Howard tearfully testified about Ghent's threats during a recent hearing. Lewis did not hear from Ghent because her attorneys did not submit a sworn statement from her in advance of the hearing.

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