Columbus Short's Wife Accuses Him of Violating Restraining Order

Says Short contacted her six times after judge ordered him to stay away.

Posted: 05/22/2014 11:45 AM EDT

Columbus Short has violated a judge's restraining order at least a half-dozen times, his estranged wife Tanee McCall-Short claims. According to TMZ, her lawyer said in court on Wednesday that the Scandal star refuses to follow a judge's ruling to stay away from his ex, and has contacted McCall-Short on six different occasions.

The lawyer has asked the court to make the restraining order against Short permanent. While the judge considers whether or not to grant the request, he has extended the temporary restraining order to July 30.

McCall-Short filed for divorce and requested the temporary restraining order after the Scandal alum allegedly attacked her violently and threatened to kill her and himself. A judge ordered Short to clear his stuff out of the couple's shared home, and his ex claims he ransacked the house in the process.

Short, who announced recently that he won't be returning for season four of Scandal, has claimed economic hardship in his other lawsuit (with the victim of his rage during a bar brawl last month). No word on whether he will do the same when it comes to child support for the couple's two children.

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