In case you don’t remember, actor Terrence Howard was one of the few celebrities to come out in the defense of Chris Brown (“it’s just life, man“) after her beat Rihanna so bad that she allegedly now needs plastic surgery. I wonder what would make somebody defend a woman beater. Ooh! Ooh! I know! I know! The Smoking Gun says:
Police and court records reveal that Howard, 39, was once arrested for a similar crime, the details of which have not been previously reported. The actor, who co-starred in “Iron Man” and was nominated in 2006 for an Academy Award for his role in “Hustle & Flow,” was arrested by Pennsylvania cops in September 2001 for assaulting his estranged wife. According to a Whitemarsh Police Department report, after Howard and Lori McCommas argued on the phone, the actor warned, “Don’t disrespect me by hanging up on me or I’ll come over and hurt you.” McCommas then “hung up and contacted 911 fearing Howard was serious.” While McCommas was speaking with a police dispatcher, Howard “showed up at the victim’s residence and began breaking the door down.” McCommas ran to the rear of the house and into the backyard. Howard then “broke the front door down and ran through the screen door in the kitchen. Howard then grabbed the victim’s left arm and punched her twice with a closed fist in the left side of the face.” The attack was broken up by Howard’s brother, who responded to McCommas’s house after he “saw Howard storm out of their house to go to the victim’s house.”
Wow. It takes a special kind of asshole to tell a woman you’re going to beat her ass then get in your car and drive to her house to beat her ass while the woman is on the phone with the police. Because everybody knows you’re only supposed to hit a woman if she forgets the safe word. Look, I’m sorry, sweetie. I’ll drive you to the hospital and all, but I finding this whole situation to be very unprofessional quite frankly.
Looking for pictures of Terrence Howard isn’t in my contract, so here’s Rihanna and her rack again. How fascinating!