Judge Overturns Terrence Howard's Spousal Support Agreement With Ex-wife

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 08/24/2015 | 01:00 PM EDT

A judge has tossed the former couple's original spousal support agreement

Terrence Howard can breathe easy knowing he's won a huge battle against his ex-wife in a dispute over their spousal support agreement.

On Monday, a judge overturned the actor's settlement after finding that his second wife, Michelle Ghent, coerced him into signing the agreement by threatening to leak naked pictures, videos and phone recordings. The ruling means the former couple will have to renegotiate the terms of their divorce agreement.



Ghent has also been denied of claiming any of Howard's earnings from "Empire."

Ghent had been aiming to see an increase in her spousal support payments, which were already set at $5,800 per month. She also believed she was entitled to a percentage of Howard's television earnings.

In response to the judge's decision, Howard said in a statement, "I could not be any more pleased by today's ruling."


Howard and Ghent married in January 2010, with Ghent filing for divorce in February 2011.


(Photos from left: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Tiffany Rose/WireImage)

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