Columbus Short Involved in Real-Life Scandal With Estranged Wife [UPDATED WITH STATEMENT]

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  • He may be a gladiator on TV, but in real-life, Columbus Short is creating scandals of his own. The star of the ABC TV show Scandal which airs its season finale Thursday night, was already accused of being in the middle of a bar fight a few weeks ago.

    Now his off-again, on-again wife, Tanee McCall has filed for divorce for the third time and accused the choreographer turned actor of threatening to kill her and himself.

    According to TMZ, McCall alleges that Short came into their bedroom on April 7 with a wine bottle and threatened to hit her with it before pouring its contents over her. After getting a knife, he forced her onto a couch and told her they were going to play Truth or Truth and if he she lied, he’d stab her in the leg.

    She says he told her to name the man she was having affairs with and when she denied having any affairs, that’s when he threatened her and when she tried to flee, he slashed her tire.

    McCall was granted a restraining order and TMZ says Short was allowed to move out, with the supervision of LAPD.

    The couple has a 2-year-old daughter which McCall has filed for full custody of.

    A statement was released from Short this morning:

    “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.  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.”

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