Worst birthday ever for Columbus Short as bench warrant issued by judge

Columbus Short (Image Source: Shutterstock.com / SIPA USA REX)

A birthday is generally something that people expect to be a happy occasion. But for embattled actor Columbus Short it meant that at 36, he was once again wanted by police.

According to TMZ, a bench warrant was issued for Short after a failure to appear in court on two occasions. It all stems from the ongoing divorce proceedings from estranged wife Tanee McCall, 37. The last court hearing was for what is known as a “judgment debtor exam” to look at the finances of the actor. Despite critical success in films like Stomp the Yard, Cadillac Records, Armored, The Losers, and the TV show “Scandal,” he has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement.

In 2014, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and no contest to a felony assault against an in-law. In April of that same year, he was involved in a nasty bar fight that lead to his being fired from the hit show “Scandal.” He later stated in an interview with “Access Hollywood Live,” that substance abuse — both alcoholism and cocaine use —  led to his departure from “Scandal.”

Despite news of the arrest warrant being issued, Short took the time out to post on social media.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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