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'Scandal' Star

String of Arrests

Involving VIOLENCE

3/26/2014 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Scandal" star Columbus Short has been arrested MULTIPLE TIMES for VIOLENT behavior ... involving women, kids, basketball opponents and random bar people.

1.  Short was arrested for physically attacking his wife in front of his children. The incident occurred back in February at his Woodland Hills home at around 2 AM.  According to legal docs, Short and his wife started arguing and it got physical.  Short's kids -- a 2-year-old and 10-year-old -- were watching.  He's been charged with spousal battery. Prosecutors also charged him with child abuse because of the emotional trauma the kids suffered by watching.  Short pled not guilty on Tuesday.

2.  Short was arrested 2 weeks later in Chatsworth, CA.  According to the police report, Short and his wife got into a heated argument and he allegedly pushed her. 

3.  And less than a month later -- on March 15 -- Short was involved in a bar fight.  TMZ broke the story ... Short allegedly cold-cocked a man at an engagement party, breaking his nose and rendering him unconscious.  As we just reported ... there is now a warrant out for his arrest in connection with this incident.

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4. But there's more.  We found out Short was prosecuted for a brutal attack on an L.A. basketball court in 2010.  He sucker punched a player, bashing his teeth in and cutting him badly.  Short pled no contest to disturbing the peace.  He had been charged with aggravated battery but that was dismissed.

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Part of the sentence in the basketball case was 3 years probation, which he may have violated by attacking his wife in February.

131 COMMENTS

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1.

6one9    

Lock his ass UP!!!!
Hope bubba TCB when he's there!!

120 days ago
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Teresa andrews    

Not looking good for him.

120 days ago
3.

Dobbins    

Shondra needs to sack this guy. He does not belong on Scandal. ! This is a #1 show and this guy blew it !

120 days ago
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Majestik    

How do punch someone in the mouth, knock out teeth and just get charged with Disturbing the Peace? I'm sure that court appointed judge is really pleased with himself.

120 days ago
5.

EggsOverEasy    

Now he will have a target on his back and will be challenged to fight by people as stupid as he is.. One of them will probably knock him the f*ck out, hope the pic makes it onto TMZ...

120 days ago
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elias    

He sucker punched all his victims ..that's how this little bitch fights

120 days ago
7.

Joe the plumber    

What a shocker, isn't it?

120 days ago
8.

zombie    

He looks like a smug ahole.

120 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

He's behaving like an animal

120 days ago
10.

Taurus-4-    

Of course he has a string of arrests.....what do you expect he's black

120 days ago
11.

Tom     

I'm neighbors with this guy and he' seems like a very nice guy, nice quiet family, this is very shocking.

120 days ago
12.

whocares    

I remember when this guy was just a backup dancer banging Britney Spears. Had no idea he went on to such acting success.

120 days ago
13.

Hello    

WOW TMZ and all you talk about is Chris Brown. Yall are jokers, lame. THis dude beats everybody but now Chris Brown is the new Ike GTFOH

120 days ago
14.

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History of sucker punching when they're not looking.
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That's not a fighter, that's a biiiaaaaatch.

120 days ago
15.

think101    

I bet Mr. My women by me everything wishes he had heard about this before he ran his mouth.

120 days ago
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