Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife. Michelle Howard claims he repeatedly threatened and hit her during their marriage. The actor is denying the allegations.

A Los Angeles judge granted the stay away order after Michelle Howard filed the declaration alleging the abuse started within one week of their January 2010 marriage. She filed for divorce one year later.

The restraining order remains in effect until a January 17th hearing.

Sounds like a mess.  It always amazes me when stories like this surface.  The he said, she said saga is in full bloom.  First of all, I was taught to never hit a woman no matter what. It’s a no no.  You just walk away. Domestic violence is never an option.  We’ll keep you posted.