Update 7/6/2014: Columbus Short was arrested for public intoxication at Katy Trail Ice House, a "beer garden" and restaurant on Sat., July 5, around 2 a.m., according to CNN.
Original post: Olivia Pope won't be able to save Harrison Wright, and it's not just because of Rowan Pope holding him hostage. Columbus Short, the actor behind Harrison, won't be joining the upcoming episodes for Season 4 of "Scandal."
According to Associated Press, Short has been confirmed to leave the popular show because of his current legal troubles.
The first pending case involves an allegation of misdemeanor spousal battery with his wife, Tuere Tanee McCall (who later was renamed Tanee McCall-Short).
The second pending case is for felony battery after allegedly injuring a man during an altercation at a West Hollywood restaurant called Gabe's Bar and Grill in March.
Short fans may be puzzled by the news of the domestic violence case considering how vocal the "Stomp the Yard" and "This Christmas" actor was about his co-star in both films, Chris Brown.
When the Stomp dancer and actor was asked for his take on being a positive role model, he responded with, "I try not to knock women out — I try not to bruise women’s faces."
This quote was taken in 2009, shortly after Chris Brown was arrested for attacking his (then) girlfriend/singer Rihanna.
From the AP report documenting the temporary restraining order against Short, he allegedly choked his wife of nine years while she was sleeping, chased her around their house, dragged her from a room and threw her on the ground. She filed for divorce on April 15 citing irreconcilable differences.
She is also asking for legal and physical custody of their 2-year-old daughter, Ayala Short.
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