Columbus Short will be out of Hollywood’s spotlight for at least 365 days.
According to TMZ, the former Scandal star pleaded no contest to a charge related to hitting his wife, Aida Abramyan, during an argument back in November.
The star, who was previously on probation for a 2014 bar fight in which he punched a man, violated the terms of his sentence and is set to a year behind bars.
This isn’t the first time Short has had a run-in with the law at the hands of a domestic violence charge.
Three years ago, the 35-year-old was charged with assault against then-wife Tanee McCall when he allegedly put a knife to her throat. The couple, who share a daughter, were married from 2005 to 2013 — during the time in which Short became a household name playing Harrison Wright on the Shonda Rhimes hit drama Scandal.
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