“Scandal” actor Columbus Short and his wife, Tanee McCall-Short are making headlines again, but this time it’s not for their withdrawn divorce petition.
According to TMZ, the 31-year-old actor was involved in a bar fight that left his opponent hospitalized with a broken nose. The way the story is being told, Short and his alleged victim were at an engagement party at Gabe’s Bar and Grill in Los Angeles when he found himself in a confrontation with another partygoer.
“You might be richer than me but I get my girls to buy me everything I want including your wife,” the other guy reportedly told Short.
An eyewitness claims the comment set Short off and prompted him to sucker punch the man. The witness adds that the blow was so impactful that it rendered the man unconscious for several minutes and left him with a broken nose. Following the alleged assault, Short reportedly left the bar. An ambulance later came and transported the 37-year-old alleged victim to a nearby hospital.
According to reports, the “Cadillac Records” actor is now being investigated for criminal battery. This wouldn’t be the first time Short’s temper has landed him on the wrong side of the law. He was also involved in a March 2010 scuffle at a Los Angeles gym that left his victim with a bloody mouth and missing teeth. Apparently March isn’t great time of year for him.
We’ll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.