Actor Terrence Howard has been ordered to pay $50,000 for his soon-to-be ex-wife’s expenses and keep up her car payment until the feuding couple meet again in court in April.
Howard’s representatives claimed that he was low on cash and that Michelle Ghent Howard’s allegations of mistreatment were harming his reputation. The judge obviously didn’t agree.
According to Ghent’s attorney, Karen Donahoe, Howard has two houses and an apartment and is maintaining a $76,000-per-month lifestyle after making $2.6 million as an actor.
Howard’s attorney, Christian Markey, countered in court that Ghent has more money than her husband at this point.
“He hasn’t had a paycheck, and no job offers,” Markey said. “And he only has $20,000 in cash. She’s got more money and he’s got less money.”
Howard and Ghent quietly tied the knot in January 2010, but Ghent filed for divorce a year later. She obtained a temporary restraining order against him in December and he fired back claiming she once yelled at him that she “never wanted to marry a n*gger in the first place.”
Until the next hearing scheduled for April 23, Howard is responsible for paying $1,800 a month for Ghent’s Range Rover, and he must pay $20,000 for her attorney fees, $20,000 for accountant fees and $10,000 in spousal support.