Columbus Short of Scandal Accused Of Threatening Wife With Murder-Suicide
The wife of “Scandal” star Columbus Short claims the actor threatened to kill her and himself during a violent fight last week.
Tanee McCall, also known as Tuere McCall, alleges in a new restraining order obtained by TMZ that an intoxicated Short became belligerent at their house in Los Angeles on April 7, first allegedly pouring wine on her before going to the kitchen for a knife.
She claims the actor then pinned her down and began choking her, questioning her about men with whom he believed she had affairs.
When she denied his accusations, Short allegedly held the blade to her neck and threatened to kill them both. McCall says her husband then slashed her car tire when she tried to escape. She subsequently obtained the restraining order against Short, forcing him to leave the residence under police supervision. On Tuesday, McCall filed for divorce and requested sole custody of the couple’s two-year-old daughter. She originally filed to divorce Short last year, but eventually reconciled with him.
Earlier this year, the couple was involved in two separate domestic violence disputes, and Short was arrested last month for aggravated battery after a bar fight, the latest in a string of other alleged violent incidents. Gossip Cop will have updates.