Columbus Short Arrested Outside Album Release Party
Columbus Short was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles outside his album release party at Infusion Lounge nightclub. The actor and singer was reportedly headed inside to do a sound check when several bounty hunters and officers swooped in to take him into custody.
Short’s arrest stemmed from him bailing on a court appearance for one of his domestic violence cases. A judge issued a bench warrant for the actor after he failed to show, and bounty hunters, say TMZ, were told if they captured Short they would get a portion of his $500,000 bail.
As Gossip Cop previously reported, Short has had several run-ins with the law over the past few years. The star was arrested in Dallas last year after getting into a fight at Katy Trail Ice House bar during July Fourth weekend. Short was also fired from his ABC show “Scandal” after his now ex-wife Tanee McCall accused him of threatening to kill her.
In a restraining order McCall obtained against Short, she alleged things got violent during an April 2014 fight when the actor accused her of cheating. According to McCall, Short choked her and threatened to kill her and then himself.