Columbus has finally broken his silence about the allegations that he viciously attacked his wife and threatened to kill her and himself. But instead of taking the claims seriously, the embattled actor actually laughed about them in a bizarre new ‘Scandal’ interview. Listen!
Columbus Short is having one scandalous month. Amid accusations that he threatened to kill his wife, Tanee McCall-Short, and then commit suicide, the Scandal star is speaking out … sort of … in a shocking April 17 interview with News One Now. Listen below and let us know what you think.
Columbus Short On Charges Of Domestic Violence: Actor Laughs Off Reports
Columbus released a statement on April 17 saying that he had been advised not to comment on his wife’s allegations outside a courtroom. But on that same day, he spoke about the claims in a new interview with News One Now, and shockingly downplayed the entire situation.
LISTEN: Columbus Short Laughs Off Domestic Abuse Claims In Bizarre Interview
When interviewer Roland Martin brought up Tuere’s disturbing accusations and compared them to “a real-life Olivia Pope” from Scandal, Columbus replied, “We have some amazing scriptwriters. It’s — life — life has the best scriptwriters of all time. That’s all I can say about that. But I’m still here. I’m standing. I’m talk. Let’s go.”
When Roland pressed Columbus for more information, the actor shockingly began to laugh. He then said, “I don’t mean to laugh, but it just — it just sounded – it read outlandish and it sounds even more outlandish coming out of your mouth.”
Wow! This is definitely not how we would expect Columbus to react to such a serious matter.
‘Scandal’ Fans Asking For Columbus Short To Be Fired
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, now that Columbus’ reputation has been tarnished by the alleged attack, loyal Scandal fans have been taking to Twitter to blast the actor and demand that he be fired.
And these viewers are not playing either. They’re reaching their hands high, begging producers, including writer/producer Shonda Rhimes herself, to 86 Columbus from the show.
As for Columbus, he’s not confirming or denying the validity of his wife’s allegations.
Instead, he’s telling fans, “Don’t believe everything you read.”
So HollywoodLifers, are YOU surprised that Columbus laughed off his wife’s domestic violence claims? Do you think he should be taking this more seriously? Let us know.
— Eric Ray