Recapping last week’s episode of the drama on Thursday (Oct. 1) during “The Wendy Williams Show,” Williams went in on Howard while pointing out that the actor’s history of domestic abuse has become a distraction to the show, according to The Huffington Post.
“Terrence Howard, your personal life has taken over to where if by chance they took you off the show I would be happier than mad,” she said.
“I feel like between him allegedly being abusive to women in his personal life, him giving an 18-page nutty interview to Rolling Stone magazine, where he talked about all kinds of nuttiness… It’s usurped his entire situation at ‘Empire’ and the show could do without Terrence Howard. I’m sorry. It’s the way I feel.”
Williams’ Rolling Stone reference came in regard to Howard confessing last month that he hit his two ex-wives. The daytime TV talk show host’s comments come as “Empire” suffered a decline in ratings last week with the second episode of its much-anticipated sophomore season.
Among those taking notice of Williams’ commentary is Howard himself, who responded with the following tweet:
@terrencehoward I forgive you Wendy… Thank you for loving the show and supporting Taraji! To the Empire!!!
— Terrence D Howard (@terrencehoward) October 4, 2015
For more of Williams’ “Empire” recap, check out the video below.