Former 'Scandal' star Columbus Short issued with an arrest warrant on his 36th birthday
The former 'Scandal' actor who is no stranger to the order of the law, but has managed to break it several times, will probably see himself handcuffed on his birthday.
Former 'Scandal' star, who failed to appear in court as a part of his divorce proceedings with ex-wife Tuere Tanee Short, had an arrest warrant issued against his name on his 36th birthday, TMZ reported.
In 2014, following the infamous bar brawl for which Short was arrested, Tanee had filed a divorce petition against her 31-year-old husband. Tanee also complained that Short had threatened to kill both her and himself in a drunken state, which in a way compelled her to plea for the restraining orders and for seeking complete legal custody of their daughter, Ayala.
Apparently, the hearing for which Short did not appear was regarding a debtor examination where he would have to answer questions about his finances under the oath.
Short was charged with a felony battery following a restaurant fight where he would have faced four years in prison had he been convicted. The actor had allegedly tried fighting the security at a local bar called Katy Ice House. Apparently, Short had a problem with the bar assigning off-duty police officers. According to an employee, "He was uncooperative with police. It was a minor issue. He was verbally assaulting the police.”
Short, however, is certainly not a stranger at the court of law. The actor was once again under the radar when he was accused of hitting his current wife, Aida Abramyan, during a domestic dispute in November 2017.
He neither denied nor admitted to the crime and pleaded no contest to punching a man at the restaurant in L.A. Even then Short had failed to show up in court. His lawyer, Michael Levin, had told People, "I explained it to the court, and the court nonetheless issued the bench warrant for his arrest and raised the bail. He will be surrendering to the court at his earliest opportunity, and hopefully, we’ll get the matter corrected.”
Earlier, Short had also failed a drug test in 2016, which further violated his probation. At the time, he had confessed during an interview with Access Hollywood Live in 2014, "I’ll be candid. I was struggling with drugs. I had a lot on my plate, and you know, I was using unhealthy ways to kind of self-medicate and deal with a lot of heavy duty stuff in my life.”
The actor went on to celebrate his 36th birthday and did not miss out on letting his fans know how thankful he is for his life.