Even though his character Harrison is a cool, calm and in controlled ‘gladiator’ on tv’s top rated show, Columbus Short may need Olivia Pope on his team after being involved in a real-life scandal of his own.
The Scandal star’s wife claims he threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week. In addition to filing for divorce from her husband of nine years, Tanee Short is also seeking a restraining order to keep him away from her and their 2-year-old daughter.
Columbus Short, 31, released the following statement this last week saying: “As you all know, lately my personal life has been subjected to a lot of press. As much as I would like to provide my side of events, my counsel has instructed me that a Court of law is the only and proper venue to deal with such matters,” Short said in the statement. “Accordingly, I must refrain from making any comments even though that is very difficult for me under the circumstances. Thank you to my fans for your continued support during this difficult time.”
According to court filings, the actor has been to jail at least three times for violence in the past three months.