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It can’t be stressed enough how much Terrence Howard’s real-life is mirroring that of his Empire character.

His ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, just won’t go away and he’s current in the process of trying to undo the hefty divorce settlement he agreed to her.

Reports Page Six:

Terrence Howard agreed to a 2012 divorce settlement with his ex-wife after she threatened to leak details about his sex life, his attorney said Tuesday at a hearing on the actor’s efforts to overturn the agreement.

Attorney Brian Kramer later played audio of a 2011 telephone conversation between Howard and his ex-wife Michelle Ghent in which she said she would sell information if he didn’t pay her.

“I will (expletive) bury you deep within the ground,” Ghent is heard saying on the recording.

She said she had video of Howard singing naked in the bathroom and could sell the footage for $2 million. She also referred to alleged affairs by the actor and said she had called the Internal Revenue Service to report improper deductions.

After several minutes, Howard tells Ghent, “I’ll drain everything I got to take care of it.”

His former business manager Charles McBride testified that he sent Ghent a $40,000 wire transfer later that day. McBride called the payment “hush money.”

Yvonne Howard, the actor’s sister-in-law, also said in a deposition read in court that Ghent had told her that she had taken one of the actor’s cellphones that contained footage of him having sex.

Yvonne Howard lives in Florida and did not travel to Los Angeles for the hearing.

Howard contends the statements by Ghent amounted to extortion and that the divorce settlement should be overturned.

Howard should just be thankful he didn’t have kids with the woman.

Photo: Brian To/WENN.com

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