Terrence Howard has pulled in close to $10 million in the past five years playing Lucious Lyon on the hit show “Empire.”
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Howard’s ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, claims Howard has been hiding his money from her and owes her in excess of $1 million in back support.
In the docs, she reveals Howard has pulled in a total of $9,675,000 for his work on “Empire.” She says the actor was paid $125k an episode in the first season but that was increased to $175k for the following seasons.
Ghent accuses Howard of assigning all his “Empire” paychecks to his third wife’s company as payment for “management fees” and then from that he is paid a meager salary of $109,000 per year. She claims because of this, she is unsure exactly how much he owes her, but she believes it may exceed $2 million.
She is demanding the court take action and order Howard to cough up the money owed ASAP.