Hollywood Divorce: Terence Howard & Lucious Ex-Wife Blackmail Him For Empire Money
Terrence Howard is preparing to do battle with ex-wife Michelle … trying to put a quick end to her spousal support because she allegedly blackmailed him with pics and videos he feared would ruin his career.
Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ … Terrence will likely make a formal legal claim in April, alleging he gave Michelle a ridiculously rich spousal support deal because she was threatening him with various photos and videos.
We’re told one of the pics shows Terrence in the shower, but there are many others.
The “Empire” star and lawyer Brian Kramer claim all Michelle was really entitled to was half-a-year’s worth of spousal support, since the marriage lasted 1 year and the standard is to limit such support to half the time of the marriage. She got 5 years worth of support, which he says is evidence of blackmail.
TMZ broke the story … Terrence is required to pay Michelle $5,800 a month in spousal support, but if he makes more than $62,500 a quarter, she gets 21% of the excess. According to her docs, Terrence made $125,000 an episode in Season 1 and he’s sure to get a huge raise.
Michelle claims Terrence has not only failed to pay the 21%, but she says he’s way behind in the $5,800 monthly obligation … to the tune of more than $100k