Actor Terrence Howard has accused his ex-wife Michelle Ghent of threatening to kill him and his family, according to reports. The Hustle & Flow star and Ghent got into a violent altercation while vacationing together with family members in Costa Rica last week (begs29Jul13), and police documents suggest Ghent has accused Howard of physically assaulting her. However, Howard claims his ex maced him, his adult daughter and son-in-law and threatened to kill them. Now, the actor claims he has threatening text messages from Ghent that he will release in court and has also revealed that his ex allegedly tried to commit suicide in June (13), and was hospitalised and diagnosed with paranoia. It's not the first time the former couple has been at the centre of an altercation story - in 2011, Ghent claimed that Howard was violent with her during their marriage, alleging that he assaulted her several times over the course of a year. The actor has denied the allegations against him. The couple wed in 2010 and split a year later. Ghent first filed for divorce in February, 2011.