A judge overturned Terrence Howard’s divorce settlement with his second wife today, finding the actor was coerced into signing the settlement by her threats to leak private details.

Superior Court Judge Thomas Trent Lewis’ ruling means Howard and his ex-wife, Michelle Ghent, will now have to renegotiate the financial terms of their divorce. The ruling also ends, for now, any claims Ghent has to Howard’s earnings from the hit TV show “Empire.”

“The evidence of extortion or duress was unrebutted,” Lewis said.

Howard contended he signed a 2012 settlement to end his marriage to Ghent out of fear she would leak private details about him, including phone sex recordings with other women and a video of him dancing naked in a bathroom.

The agreement entitled Ghent to a share of Howard’s earnings, which would include a portion of his salary from the hit Fox series “Empire,” which opens its second season in the fall.

“I could not be any more pleased by today’s ruling,” Howard wrote in a statement issued after the ruling.