Columbus Short Bows Out Of Season Four Of ‘Scandal’

Olivia Pope and Associates has downsized again.

Columbus Short who plays the role of Harrison on the popular ABC drama show, Scandal, will not return to the set for its fourth season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The Cadillac Records actor released a statement via his publicist Friday (April 25), detailing his reasons for his absence:

“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. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. 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, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

Short has made recent headlines allegedly concerning domestic violence and turned himself in to authorities after engaging in a bar fight in Los Angeles last month.

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