According to court documents, Columbus Short’s wife, Tanee, alleges the actor threatened to kill her and himself in a violent confrontation earlier this month. Tanee McCall-Short filed for divorce and was granted a restraining order on Tuesday, a week after the Scandal star allegedly put a knife to his wife’s throat and threatened to kill her.
According to a new restraining order — obtained by TMZ — Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.
Tuere Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her. She says he then demanded they play a game he called “Truth or Truth.” He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.
She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with. She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide. As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.
The restraining ordered stipulated Short move out of the couple’s home, and police supervised his peaceful move today.
Last month, TMZ detailed Short’s multiple arrests for “violent behavior,” which included two separate domestic incidents involving his wife; a bar fight in March; and an altercation on a basketball court in 2010.
In March, a source told Kevin Frazier’s Hip Hollywood that Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes warned Short to get his act together or he’d be booted from the show because she doesn’t “tolerate negative press.” It remains to be seen if this will actually occur.