'Scandal' Star Charged With Felony
By JACKIE WILLIS
March 27, 2014
Scandal star Columbus Short may need his own Olivia Pope.
Short was arrested on Wednesday on felony charges after an altercation occurred earlier this month at a West L.A. restaurant that left a man seriously injured, FOX News reports. He was released that same day after posting a $50,000 bond.
According to the LAPD, the 31-year-old actor, who plays Harrison on ABC's Scandal, hit and knocked out a guy during a dispute on March 15.
If convicted, FOX reports that Short faces four years in state prison. The date for his first court appearance has not yet been set.
This isn't the actor's first run-in with the law. Short was charged with misdemeanor spousal battery and has pleaded not guilty. At a March 5 hearing, he was ordered to stay away from his wife Tuere Short, who filed for divorce in 2013 but dismissed the petition earlier this year.