Judge Issues Arrest Warrant For Columbus Short

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 15:  Columbus Keith Short (L) appears with his lawyer Jeff Jacquet at Los Angeles Superior Court on May 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

Judge Issues Arrest Warrant For Columbus Short

Scandal actor was no-show in court for domestic violence hearing.

Published July 31, 2014

Columbus Short is a wanted man — again. A judge has issued an arrest warrant for the actor after he was a no-show in court for a domestic violence hearing on Wednesday, TMZ reports. 

Short's estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short, called for the hearing to ask for more protection from the former Scandal star, who has allegedly beat her on several occasions and even threatened her life. When Short failed to appear for the hearing, the judge presiding over the case issued a bench warrant calling for his arrest.

The procedure should have been familiar territory for Short, who nearly had a warrant issued for his arrest in a separate criminal case one day prior, on Tuesday. The actor was similarly a no-show in court for that hearing, but quickly appeared when he got wind of the impending warrant. Unfortunately, he wasn't as quick to correct his actions on Wednesday.

Short's list of legal troubles continues to mount as the actor faces a messy divorce and custody battle, domestic violence charges and assault and battery charges stemming from a bar brawl earlier this year.

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 (Photo: David Buchan/Getty Images)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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