Columbus Short’s Real Life Scandal

Mar 29, 2014 at 10:00 am |

Columbus Short's Real Life Scandal

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Columbus Short is no stranger to scandal. One of the stars of the hit TV show “Scandal”, Columbus Short has had his share of run ins with the law. Columbus Short’s was arrested this week on charges that he assaulted a man at a Los Angeles restaurant earlier in March. This is not the first time Columbus Short has been accused of Battery, nor is it the first time the former choreographer has seen the inside of a police station. But this infraction got him a call from “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes who told him that if he still wants to be a gladiator, he needs to get his personal life in check. Yep, that definitely sounds like an Olivia Pope type warning.

Columbus Short turned himself in to police a few hours after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He allegedly hit a man and knocked him unconscious after he made disparaging remarks about his wife. Short was released on bail, but it’s not over. If Short is convicted he could face up to 4 years in prison.


Columbus Short’s year hasn’t gone well. On Valentine’s Day he pled guilty to the charge of Misdemeanor Spousal Battery and was ordered to stay away from his wife. This argument that turned physical got him a charge of Child Abuse as well because it happened in front of his children, aged 2 and 10. Two weeks after this event, Short was arrested for pushing his wife after a heated argument. He and his wife, Tuere Short, had been contemplating divorce as the entered the year and a petition was on file to move forward, but she stopped the proceedings in early 2014.

2014 isn’t when the “Stomp the Yard” star’s rap sheet began. In 2010 Columbus Short was as charged with felony battery for hitting a man on a basketball court and knocking his teeth out. The charge was reduced to Disturbing the Peace to which Short pled no contest.

Columbus Short’s behavior may impact has career and has definitely impacted his life. With “Scandal” on top of its game and Shonda Rhimes indicating that she has no tolerance for “bad press” Columbus Short had better straighten up and fly right or he could find himself on the outside looking in.

Columbus Short is part of the TV breakout hit “Scandal” but he has some real life scandals of his own.