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Columbus Short Potential Last Ditch Efforts

The internet is buzzing over the decision to let go one of the original cast members of ABC's highly rated television show "Scandal"; due to ongoing personal issues.

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Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez

To confirm his departure from the show, Short released this statement:

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.

For those not in the know, Short has been in the headlines for his own scandals. Short's most recent alleged incident involved a murder suicide threat; to make matters worse he threatened to kill his current wife.

Tanee McCall-Short has filed for divorce for the third (and maybe final) time due to his alleged behavior. Earlier this year promotional pushes began to promote a film the couple starred in; the film chronicles the demise of a six year relationship and figuring out when a relationship is truly over. One could say that story is art imitating life due to the number of divorce filings this couple have been through. To see more on the film, visit though it appears everything is on hold at the moment.

It is probably too little too late, a suggestion to save himself from...himself, Short could take some time to himself and enter rehab. The current path he is on is worrisome to say the least.

Personally I loved the Harrison character on "Scandal" and hoped he would heed Shonda's warning and get his life together. Instead, it appears we have taken a seat in the audience of a production entitled "The Rise and Fall of Short". Without a family or career that leaves a lot of time to reflect, hopefully he doesn't follow through on his alleged threats.

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