News

Arrest warrant issued for ex-‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short

Arrest warrant issued for ex-‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short

COLUMBUS SHORT: The former "Scandal" star stands accused of attacking his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short during a heated altercation at their home in California in April. Photo: Associated Press

A Los Angeles judge has issued a warrant for Columbus Short arrest after the embattled actor skipped a hearing in his domestic violence case.

The former “Scandal” star stands accused of attacking his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short, during a heated altercation at their home in California in April.

She claims he was intoxicated as he allegedly threatened her with a knife, pinned her down on a couch and began to choke her.

Short was due to face the accusations in court on Wednesday morning, but he was a no show, so the judge overseeing the case approved a bench warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.com.

McCall-Short, who was previously granted a restraining order against her ex, is requesting further protection from the 31-year-old.

She filed to end their eight-year marriage last September.

News of his court absence emerges just a day after Short narrowly avoided becoming a wanted man in a separate criminal case on Tuesday after turning up late for another hearing.

It is not yet known which case Tuesday’s court visit was for, but he faces a felony charge of aggravated battery relating to a bloody bar brawl in Los Angeles in March and a count for public intoxication following an arrest in Dallas, Texas during the U.S. Independence Day celebrations.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

Updated
12-overlay14

That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

in Music

MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

23-overlay17

The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

in Entertainment

‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

jimparsons

The TV favorite has earned an estimated $29 million in the past year,

in Music

Carrie Underwood hitting the catwalk

carrieunderwood

The "Before He Cheats" hitmaker will showcase new looks from her Calia fitness line at the prestigious style event, which kicks off on Sept. 10.

in Entertainment

Kim and Kanye get $440K for leaked engagement video

015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center - Arrivals

West proposed to Kardashian in spectacular fashion in front of friends and family with fireworks and a 50-piece orchestra at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California in October, 2013, but there was one unwelcome guest - YouTube.com co-founder Chad Hurley.