After Scandal star Columbus Short was hit with a restraining order from his estranged wife and ordered to move out of their California home, the actor appealed the ruling and headed back to court today seeking permission to move back in, but the motion was denied.

According to TMZ, Short was ordered out of the house last week after Tanee McCall-Short accused him of threatening her life during a recent altercation.

The judge did rule that he can have brief access to the house on Monday to gather his possessions. He’ll have just two hours to get his stuff and his attorney must be present during the visit.

The news comes months after McCall-Short filed for divorce to end their eight-year marriage.

It’s the just the latest in personal dramas for Short – he is facing trial for a charge of felony aggravated battery last month following a bar fight, he gave a controversial interview to the Tom Joyner Morning Show which he later apologized for and after the season finale, his future on Scandal is unclear.

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