The original Rowdy Tony Stark of RDJ, Iron Man co-star Terrence Howard had a tumultuous personal life. AT nominated for an Oscar The actor twice had a picture taken, both times associated with an attack on a woman.
In 2000, Howard was arrested after a flight attendant accused him of grabbing her during a controversy over a “fasten seat belt” sign (according to ABC News). While no charges have been filed since his arrest in 2000, the details of his 2001 photo are a bit more complex, as quoted by Chicago Tribune as well as smoking gun.
In 2001, Howard admitted to hitting his first wife, Laurie McCommas, before their divorce, stating “she talked to me really hard and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids” (via rolling stone). A Whitemarsh Police Department report detailed the controversy that immediately preceded the event, in which the actor warned over the phone, “Don’t disrespect me by hanging up or I’ll come and hurt you” (according to smoking pistol). McCommas then “hung up and contacted 911, fearful that Howard was serious.” The attack ended when Howard’s brother entered the McCommas home, seeing “Howard run out of their house to go to the victim’s house.” In 2002, the actor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with an incident (for smoking gun).
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