Terrence Howard speaks about domestic violence on Twitter

| Updated: Mar 26, 2017 19:38 IST

NewDelhi [India], Mar.26 (ANI): Terrence Howard believes that there is double standard, when it comes to domestic violence against men. The 'Empire' star took to his Twitter page and did numerous tweets about domestic violence and past accusations made against him. In a series of tweets, he wrote, "I've never been abusive to anyone in my entire life. I have loved and paid the price for love. I am the same loving being since day 1! When I say that I've made mistakes, it is not regarding violence but judgement. Trusting the wrong people." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I&#39;ve never been abusive to anyone in my entire life. I have loved and paid the price for love. I am the same loving being since day 1!</p>&mdash; Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrencehoward/status/845573856953720832">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">When I say that I&#39;ve made mistakes, it is not regarding violence but judgement. Trusting the wrong people!</p>&mdash; Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrencehoward/status/845574291542335488">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> He continued, "Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Kiss for a [kiss emoji]. This double standard that has permitted abusive women to feel that they can assault a man and not reap where they have sowed is wrong." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I firmly believe that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. Kiss for a ??</p>&mdash; Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrencehoward/status/845574892682592256">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This double standard that has permitted abusive women to feel that they can assault a man and not reap where they have sowed is wrong!</p>&mdash; Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) <a href="https://twitter.com/terrencehoward/status/845576088797376512">March 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> This clarification comes after actor's ex-wife Michelle Ghent dropped an assault, emotional distress and defamation lawsuit she had filed against him in 2015. For the unversed, Ghent, the Oscar-nominated actor's second ex-wife, alleged that during a trip with his kids to Costa Rica in 2013, she told Howard she thought they should break up and an argument ensued, during which he allegedly sucker punched her in the face, grabbed her by the neck, pushed her against a wall and strangled her for several seconds. She said that the actor later charged toward her and she pepper-sprayed him and that he swung his arms and caused her to fall, after which he allegedly "mule-kicked" her in the head and shoulders. Howard told authorities at the time that had just had a "normal married fight" and that Ghent "got too worked up" and "threatened" to kill him and his family, then used pepper spray to "attack" them. (ANI)
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