Columbus Short recently confirmed he will no longer be part of the Scandal cast.
Ever since season one, Columbus has played Harrison Wright, a member of Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington’s character) team, but now it’s time to say goodbye.
"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 an official statement released by his publicist.
"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 and the rest of the cast…"
News of his exit comes just days after TMZ broke the story that the 31-year-old actor allegedly put a knife to his wife’s throat and threatened to kill her and himself earlier this month.
Columbus Short pictured with his wife Tanee on the red carpet in 2008. (Credit: Splash)
Tanee Short has since filed for divorce after nearly nine years of marriage and received a temporary restraining order – until a May 6 court date – to protect herself and their 2-year-old daughter.
"As much as I would like to provide my side of events, my counsel has instructed me that a Court of law is the only and proper venue to deal with such matters," Short said at the time, in a statement released to CNN through his publicist.
"Accordingly, I must refrain from making any comments even though that is very difficult for me under the circumstances."
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According to court filings, CNN reports the actor has been to jail at least three times in the past three months after accusations of violence.
Producers of Scandal now have enough time to decide what will happen to his character since the season three finale aired April 17 and filming has not yet begun for the fourth season.
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