Former 'Scandal' Star Columbus Short To Spend A Year In Jail On Domestic Violence Charge

Jason LaVeris

Lauren Porter Mar, 03, 2018

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.