Columbus Short Defends Violent Streak

Columbus and Tanee Children's Defense Fund's 17th Annual Beat the Odds Awards

 

Short then went on to defended himself against his Fourth of July arrest, in which TMZ reported that the former Scandal star incited a fight at the Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas, Texas after hours of drinking and attempting to dine and dash. Reportedly, when the security guard stopped Short, the actor accused him of being racist and they began to fight. The 31-year-old tells the story differently.

“I was with a group of people that were eating, I went to the bathroom, I came back and there was an altercation ensuing when I came back. And me being [like] ‘Whoa, let’s break it up,’ it was a misunderstanding and I guess the cops thought I was someone involved in the situation. And then they grabbed me up, and by the time I was on the ground… I apologized to the officers later, [but] I said some pretty choice words [when] I was already in cuffs. But you know, by the end of it all, it all went away. It’s over, we’re moving forward and upward. One of those bad nights, it sucks.”

As far as the domestic violence charges, he’s denying everything.

“Me and my wife, we’re going through problems – serious problems. However, the domestic part of it, I’m not a physically violent man. I’ve never put my hands on a woman physically, I was raised by a woman.”

The story his wife, Tanee Short, tells a extremely different. She accused him of soaking her with wine, holding her down and forcing her to play “truth or truth,” a game where he welded a knife above her and threatened to stab her if she lied.

Crazy, right?

When asked about what would happen moving forward, Short answered, “The divorce is going forward, there is a restraining order that’s in effect. This thing is going to happen and it’s sad.”

 WTF is going on in Columbus Short’s mind?