Scandal - Columbus Short Hit With Restraining Order

Scandal star Columbus Short's estranged wife has won a restraining order against the actor after he allegedly threatened to kill her during a fight last week (ends11Apr14).

In re-filing divorce papers in a Los Angeles court on Tuesday (15Apr14), Tanee MCCall-Short also slapped her estranged husband with the order.

In documents obtained by, Short and his wife were involved in an altercation at their home in California on 7 April (14). She claims he was intoxicated and pretended to hit her with a wine bottle before pouring the alcohol on her.

She also alleges the 31 year old picked up a kitchen knife, pinned her down on a couch and began to choke her, demanding to know if she had been unfaithful with other men.

Tanee alleges Columbus put the knife to her throat and suggested he would murder her before killing himself.

According to the filing, she states he also slashed the tires of her car as she attempted to escape.

The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the couple's family home.

In the divorce papers, she cites irreconcilable differences, and is requesting sole custody of their two-year-old daughter Ayala.

This isn't the only existing restraining order against the dancer-turned-actor - earlier this month (Apr14), Columbus was ordered to stay away from a man he reportedly assaulted during a bar fight in March (14).


Tags: Columbus Short


More Columbus Short

Columbus Short Addresses Recent Legal Issues That Led To 'Scandal' Dismissal

Columbus Short finally opens up about his recurring legal woes, which led to his dismissal from ABC's 'Scandal.'The 31 year-old actor's most recent run-in with...

Columbus Short On Legal Troubles & Friday's Reported Assault: "I Have Not Been Perfect"

Columbus Short has denied he was involved in a fight with a bouncer in a Texas bar on Friday (4th July). The former Scandal actor...

Former 'Scandal' Actor Columbus Short Arrested For Public Intoxication

Columbus Short's Fourth of July celebrations didn't quite go to plan.On Friday night (July 4th) the former 'Scandal' actor was arrested for public intoxication after...

Scandal Season 4 Won't Feature Columbus Short

It’s been a strange few years for Columbus Short; his personal problems have coincided with key role in a hit political drama alongside Kerry Washington,...


'Scandal' Star Columbus Short Not Returning For Season 4 Amid Legal Issues

Columbus Short is about to become a free agent!The 31 year-old actor will not be returning to ABC's 'Scandal' for season 4, which is due...

Scandal: Columbus Short Needs Crisis Management After Punch Allegation

Columbus Keith Short plays one of Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) crisis management team in the hit TV drama, Scandal. So how appropriate, then, is that...

Columbus Short Involved In 'Scandal' (Again) Following Restaurant Fight Arrest

Columbus Short, the actor best known for his role on Scandal as Harrison Wright, was arrested on Wednesday (26th March) after allegedly being involved in...

'Scandal' Star Columbus Short Arrested For Battery Charge After Bar Fight

'Scandal' star Columbus Short found himself on the wrong side of the law.The 31 year-old actor was arrested on Wednesday (March 26th) for a felony...



Columbus Short Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Columbus Short

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All