Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Terrence Howard agrees to stay away from ex

19 September 2013, 13:59

Los Angeles - Terrence Howard has agreed to stay away from his ex-wife for at least three years.

The Winnie Mandela star, whose ex-wife Michelle Ghent was granted a temporary restraining order against him last month, after claiming he beat her during an argument in Costa Rica, has agreed to abide by the terms of the protection order, which was made permanent in court in Los Angeles on Wednesday, and will remain in place until 2016.

The 44-year-old actor was originally required to stay 90m away from Michelle at all times but the judge also extended the distance to 270m.

Terrence also agreed to pay $14 800 of Michelle's legal fees, according to gossip website TMZ.com.

Strongly denied attacking Michelle

The Oscar-nominee, who has three adult children, previously said he was "heartbroken" over the domestic abuse allegations and strongly denied attacking Michelle.

He said: "Unfortunately I've tried to help people and it's not necessarily in the same enlightened path, of trying to help themselves.

"We're divorced now, and she should stay that way. And I just wish the best for her, but as far as me harming somebody (...) I really can't harm a fly.

"It's completely against my spirit, but I'm so heartbroken, that you can see that doing it on a night like this is only for an attempt to try and hurt me."

- BangShowBiz


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Advice from a young married Kenya...

I was just going to get water in the office kitchen and thought a simple hi was fine until I ended up in an hour long conversation with someone. Read more...

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Helping you find the type of man ...

To put it simply, you can’t go looking for fish in a meat market; you have to go to a fish market. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Decision to leave ODM for Jubilee...

The decision to leave ODM for Jubilee is final, an MP has said. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM accuses Jubilee Party of usin...

ODM claims that the Jubilee Party is using state resources to campaign in west Pokot. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
STATEMENT: Uhuru on Mandera attac...

President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks to Kenyans after Mandera Shabaab attacks leave 12 dead. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Mudavadi set for 2 month long wes...

Musalia Mudavadi is set for western Kenya campaigns.