Scandal Exclusive: Shonda Rhimes Gives Columbus Short the Ax


Shonda Rhimes couldn’t have written a more scandalous story line for Columbus Short’s life.

Last week’s season finale of Scandal left us jaw dropped with a blackout that left the future of Columbus’s character uncertain. Unfortunately, it was revealed that the troubled actor was forced hang up his Gladiator suit for good due to recent domestic violence allegations.

The actor released a statement with US Weekly following his departure:

“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.”

Let’s hope he learns his lesson and seeks help.

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