Terrence Howard Accused of BEATING His Estranged WIFE!

Terrence Howard’s estranged wife got a restraining order against the actor this morning — claiming Howard constantly beats her and threatens to kill her … but Terrence says it’s all a big, fat lie.

Terrance Howard and Wife Michelle

Michelle Howard filed court documents, obtained by TMZ, claiming Terrence began beating her up just 7 days after they were married in January 2010.

In the docs, Michelle claims Howard “slugged me across my face and neck” … and threatened to throw her off a balcony.

Michelle accuses Howard of:

— smacking her in the face and chipping her tooth with his wedding ring
— throwing her down to the ground in a parking lot
— telling her, “I’ll hit a woman quicker than I’d hit a man”
— Saying, “If you tell anyone about my personal business, I will kill you and no one will ever know
— Screaming, “B*tch, walk home. That’s my car, I pay for it.”

source: TMZ