Ex ‘Scandal’ actor Columbus Short, who has been arrested twice for domestic violence and once before for a fight, was arrested AGAIN in Texas on July 4, according to a new report.
Columbus Short, who played Harrison Wright on ABC’s hit drama Scandal before being fired in April, could use a real-life fixer like his old fictional TV boss Olivia Pope right now. The actor was arrested for public intoxication at a bar in Dallas, Texas on the Fourth of July, according to a report.
Columbus Short: Ex ‘Scandal’ Actor Arrested For Public Intoxication After Bar Fight
Columbus’ 2014 has been full of one drama after another. Just last night, Columbus allegedly got into a fight with security guards at Katy Trail Ice House bar in Dallas, Texas — and he was ultimately arrested, according to TMZ.
Here’s what happened: Columbus was allegedly drinking for hours, then tried to leave without paying his tab. That’s when security guards stopped Columbus to talk to him, but the actor went “crazy.” He screamed at the security guard, accused him of racism and got into a fight, according to the report.
Columbus was then reportedly taken into jail for public intoxication. This isn’t the actor’s first — or second — or third brush with the law recently. When it comes to bar fights, he allegedly punched a man at a Los Angeles bar in March — it resulted in a criminal battery investigation.
Columbus Short: Allegedly Assaulted Wife Tanee McCall-Short
Leading up to this latest arrest, Columbus has been in a long battle over alleged assaults of his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short. First, Columbus allegedly threatened to kill his wife at their Los Angeles home on April 7. Tanee filed a restraining order immediately following that incident. Columbus was charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse (their 2-year-old daughter and Columbus’ son were also in the house when the event allegedly happened).
Then, a couple weeks later, Columbus allegedly broke into his estranged wife’s house.
As now as of last night, Columbus has yet another arrest to add to his record.
What do YOU think about all of Columbus’ arrests, HollywoodLifers? Does it change how you feel about him as an actor? Let us know!
— Megan Ross