Is Shonda Rhimes Threatening To Fire Columbus Short Over Latest String Of Violent Incidents?
Columbus Short has been making headlines quite a bit lately—and not in a good way. In addition to being arrested for allegedly rendering a man unconscious in bloody bar brawl, ugly domestic violence allegations about the “Scandal” actor have also surfaced. In case you missed it, it’s reported that the 33-year-old father of two was also arrested twice back in February for allegedly attacking his wife, Tanee McCall-Short.
While some say that all publicity is good publicity, Short’s boss over on the set of “Scandal,” Shonda Rhimes, reportedly feels differently. According to HipHollywood, sources close to production say that the 44-year-old television executive has already issued Columbus a verbal warning. The source claims Rhimes doesn’t “tolerate negative press” and that’s exactly what the actor’s personal issues have been bringing to the show. The insider adds that Shonda “issued him a warning to get his personal issues sorted out” and that if he “continues with his violent behavior,” he may be cut from the show.
Reps for Shonda have yet to address the rumors, but we’ll definitely keep you posted as this story develops. The rumors aren’t all that far-fetched though. Folks have certainly been fired for less.