‘Scandal’ Actor Columbus Short Leaves Show Before Fall Season

‘Scandal’ Actor Columbus Short Leaves Show Before Fall Season

It’s only been days since Columbus Short’s wife publicly alleged he threatened to kill the both of them with a knife, that he  has announced he will be leaving the popular ABC series by Shonda Rhimes, ‘Scandal”. We are not sure that it is because of his recent domestic violence incident with his wife or if he was going to be written out of the script beforehand. Either way, he has a history of run ins with the law.

Short made an official statement released by his publicist last Friday:

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.” said Short in an official statement released by his publicist on Friday.

Short’s personal life has also been in the spotlight recently.

Last week the actor’s wife, Tanee Short, filed an affidavit asking for a restraining order to keep her husband away from her and their 2-year-old daughter. She also filed for divorce from her husband of almost nine years, citing irreconcilable differences. A judge signed a temporary restraining order and set a hearing for May 6 to decide whether it would be extended.

Short has refrained from commenting at this time.

The actor has been to jail at least three times in the past three months after accusations of violence, according to court filings.