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Columbus Short arrested for public intoxication in Dallas


Columbus Short arrested for public intoxication

Former “Scandal” star Columbus Short is arrested yet again. Only this time, the 31-year-old star was arrested on Friday, in Dallas, Texas, for public intoxication.

According to authorities at the Dallas Police Department, Short had a little too much to drink at a local hot spot, the Katy Trail Ice House, and tried to leave without paying his tab. When approached by a bouncer in regards to the bill, Short became irate and starting screaming.

An eyewitness tells TMZ that Short accused the bouncer, who was also African American, of being racist. After a few words and a short scuffle, cops arrived on the scene and hauled Short to jail.

While it was reported that Short attacked the bouncer, he was only charged with public intoxication. This is just the latest scandal for the troubled actor, who was arrested earlier this year and charged with felony battery after getting into a bar fight. He was also reportedly busted twice for domestic violence, which led Short’s wife to file for divorce.

As previously reported, last week, Short was ordered to pay $17,005 a month in spousal support to his estranged wife, Tanee McCall, as well as $4,542 a month in child support and $25,000 in legal fees after being a no-show to a mandatory court hearing. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie


  1. cupcakesugar on July 6, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    my sister lives in dallas and one fact of the matter is the bar he was in is a known racist bar, black people have been discriminated in that bar before , the bbb and the city has a rap sheet on THE ICEHOUSE ITS LOCATED IN DALLAS COLLEGE PARTY DISTRICT WHERE mostly WHITE COLLEGE KIDS GET DRUNK AND FIGHT , AND BAR OWNERS LOVE THEM CAUSE THE SPEND LOTS OF MONEY .. THIS BAR IS ALSO KNOWN FOR SERVING UNDERAGE MINORS DRINKS SOME GIRLS around 17 getting in there and have gotten raped by white men who go there souly to pick up on young underage minors this club has been shut down before for it and heavy fined , and may not be in business soon COLUMBUS SHORT WAS THE VICTIM OF BEING IN THE MOST RACIST MESSY BAR ON MCKINNY AVE IN DALLAS . there are a lot of clubs in that few block ..and celebritiys do go there cause dallas dont have many other places to party accept ,addison texas . celebritys dont have a lot of choices .accept strip clubs .
    short should fire his team and managers for letting him go there . the white boys who go there are always picking fights with black men . to protect their little secret of molesting underage females going in that bar . my nephew and some freined went there an was not let in even . an tons of white sat in they told them there were no seats left but let two minor looking blonde females in standing behind them . the polcie is of no help either they condon the security gurads harrassing blacks , while white men are the worst trouble makers in there

    • Michael on July 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      I’m a black male that as been to this bar many times with friends of diverse groups and have never been turned away or discriminated against at this bar or others in the area (McKinney Ave). It is a predominantly white, college age (polos and khakis greek type of hang out) and I won’t lie that it can be uncomfortable at times being out of place there, but I doubt this has anything to do with Short’s case. The dude has a bad reputation and this just adds to the list. Yes, his people need to keep him away from areas like this, but I have no doubt that he had many chances to walk away from anything he could have been instigated into (if that was even the case). The guy just needs to shape up. Period. No excuses and no calling the racist card just because he’s surrounded by a group of white people. Texas doesn’t play around and is quick to lock you up. Everybody knows this.

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