The Smoking Gun dug up a 2001 arrest of actor Terrence Howard. Howard, who is separated from his wife, was arrested for assaulting her when the two were estranged. They reconciled in the interim period but have since split again. They have three children together.
The actor, who co-starred in "Iron Man" and was nominated in 2006 for an Academy Award for his role in "Hustle & Flow," was arrested by Pennsylvania cops in September 2001 for assaulting his estranged wife. According to a Whitemarsh Police Department report, after Howard and Lori McCommas argued on the phone, the actor warned, "Don't disrespect me by hanging up on me or I'll come over and hurt you." McCommas then "hung up and contacted 911 fearing Howard was serious." While McCommas was speaking with a police dispatcher, Howard "showed up at the victim's residence and began breaking the door down." McCommas ran to the rear of the house and into the backyard. Howard then "broke the front door down and ran through the screen door in the kitchen. Howard then grabbed the victim's left arm and punched her twice with a closed fist in the left side of the face."
Howard ended up pleading guilty to disorderly conduct.
Last week Howard came under fire for defending Chris Brown in the Rihanna blow up, which he later took back after claiming he hadn't known the whole story.
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