Poor Terrence Howard. The actor, who is best known for the role he plays and for beating up his wives, was recently evicted from the posh New York City apartment where he squatted in for more than a year without paying a penny for rent. His former landlord is now suing for back rent.
“He’s just another deadbeat. He owes about $55,000,” said lawyer Lawrence Wolf, who’s representing the landlord of the West Broadway apartment where Howard lived for months without paying rent, until finally getting the boot in May. “It’s a lot of money,’’ added Wolf of the allegedly owed back-rent. The lawsuit is just the latest in a string of troubles for Howard, whose ex-wife got a restraining order against him last week after he allegedly beat her up. “The Butler’’ actor had signed a lease on the swanky apartment in November 2011 but didn’t pay rent for months — and never moved out even when his lease was up in November 2012, according to the suit. Wolf said there was no dispute or argument between Howard and the landlord, BLDG Management Co., other than the nonpayment of rent. “There’s no dispute. The issue is strictly the nonpayment,” Wolf said. Howard has also been arrested multiple times in the past 15 years for assaulting women. Howard’s reps didn’t return calls.
source: NY Post