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Arrest warrant issued for ex-‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short

Arrest warrant issued for ex-‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short

COLUMBUS SHORT: The former "Scandal" star stands accused of attacking his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short during a heated altercation at their home in California in April. Photo: Associated Press

A Los Angeles judge has issued a warrant for Columbus Short arrest after the embattled actor skipped a hearing in his domestic violence case.

The former “Scandal” star stands accused of attacking his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short, during a heated altercation at their home in California in April.

She claims he was intoxicated as he allegedly threatened her with a knife, pinned her down on a couch and began to choke her.

Short was due to face the accusations in court on Wednesday morning, but he was a no show, so the judge overseeing the case approved a bench warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.com.

McCall-Short, who was previously granted a restraining order against her ex, is requesting further protection from the 31-year-old.

She filed to end their eight-year marriage last September.

News of his court absence emerges just a day after Short narrowly avoided becoming a wanted man in a separate criminal case on Tuesday after turning up late for another hearing.

It is not yet known which case Tuesday’s court visit was for, but he faces a felony charge of aggravated battery relating to a bloody bar brawl in Los Angeles in March and a count for public intoxication following an arrest in Dallas, Texas during the U.S. Independence Day celebrations.

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