Columbus Short Leaving Scandal Amid Domestic Abuse Allegations
Columbus Short is leaving “Scandal.” The actor, whose character’s fate was left up in the air in the recent Season 3 finale, will NOT be returning to the series. Short confirmed the news on Friday.
“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today,” he said in a statement.
The star continued, “I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series.”
“I have enjoyed every single minute of it,” added Short. “Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry [Washington] and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”
In recent weeks, Short has been embroiled in real-life scandal involving repeated allegations of domestic violence and other run-ins with the law. What do you think about Short leaving the show?