Marvel actors who were on the wrong side of the law
The original Rhodey of RDJ’s Tony Stark, “Iron Man” co-star Terrence Howard has had a tumultuous personal life. The Oscar-nominated actor has had his photograph taken twice, both times related to an assault on a woman.
In 2000, Howard was arrested after a flight attendant accused him of grabbing her during a disagreement over the “fasten your seatbelt” sign (per ABC News). Although charges were not brought after his arrest in 2000, the details of his 2001 photo are a bit more complex, as cited by The Chicago Tribune and The Smoking Gun.
In 2001, Howard admitted to hitting his first wife, Lori McCommas, before their divorce, claiming that “she was really talking to me, and I lost my mind and slapped her in front of the kids” (via Rolling Stone ). The Whitemarsh Police Department report details the argument that immediately preceded the event, in which the actor warned over the phone: ‘Don’t disrespect me by hanging up on me or I’ll come and hurt you’ (by The Smoking Gun). McComas then “hung up and contacted 911 fearing Howard was serious.” The attack ended when Howard’s brother entered McComas’ house after seeing “Howard stormed out of their house to the victim’s house”. In 2002, the actor pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the incident (per The Smoking Gun).
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