DAN GORDON, KERRY WASHINGTON, COLUMBUS SHORT, KATIE LOWES
Chiiiile, where are the Gladiators at?? Not even Olivia Pope could fix this scandal.
Columbus Short has been going through it over the last few weeks after he was first involved in a bar fight, and later, was involved in an altercation with his wife which resulted in her taking out a restraining order against him. In the documents, she claimed he put a knife to her throat and also threatened to kill himself. But that’s not all–back in February, the Scandal star was arrested and charged with spousal battery and child abuse after he started beating his wife in front of their kids. Two weeks after that incident, he was arrested again after he pushed his wife in another altercation.
This may have been all too much for Shonda Rhimes and the show’s producers, as they have announced that Columbus Short will not be returning for Season 4 of Scandal.
In a statement today, Columbus confirmed his exit from the show:
At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.
If you wonder what will happen to his character Harrison, in the third season finale which aired last week, he was last seen with a gun pointed at him.
There goes a spoiler!
This isn’t the first time an actor has gotten the boot from a Shonda Rhimes show. Grey’s Anatomy star Isaiah Washington was fired after he was involved in some drama with a co-star and used homophobic slurs. Years later, he admitted that he was blackballed and had a hard time finding work for years.
Hopefully, Columbus Short can get it together.
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