'Empire' Star Terrence Howard Due to Return to Court for Divorce Hearing

Terrence Howard Oscars 2015

Terrence Howard presents at the 87th Oscars February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

Empire star Terrence Howard is scheduled to return to a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday for the continuation of a hearing to try to undo a settlement in his most-recent divorce.

Howard claims ex-wife Michelle Ghent extorted him to sign a 2012 agreement that gave her to spousal support and other financial benefits. The Oscar-nominated actor claims Ghent threatened to leak personal information, including images of him naked and a sex tape, if he didn't meet her terms.

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Ghent's lawyers say she denied blackmailing her husband during a deposition.

Howard, who currently stars on Fox's hit series Empire, is expected to testify at some point during the hearing.

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Audio of Ghent berating Howard and threatening to sell a video of him dancing naked in the bathroom was played for a judge on Tuesday.


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