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Columbus Short

Alleged Fight Victim Refuses to Press Charges

Despite Serious Injuries

4/1/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Columbus Short Fight Victim
"Scandal" star Columbus Short's alleged bar fight victim has refused to press charges against the actor -- despite serious injuries to his head and back -- and we're told ... it's all because of family ties.

The victim's lawyer tells TMZ, he's been in contact with Columbus' management to come to some sort of settlement without involving police. We're told the victim has made it clear to investigators he doesn't want the case pursued criminally.

The reason ... the lawyer tells us both men are tight with the same people -- the alleged fight went down at a family member's engagement party -- so the victim wants to resolve this as amicably as possible.

If they end up settling, Short could end up paying a boatload in medical expenses -- we're told the victim suffered a facial fracture and a massive concussion from Short's punch, as well as serious neck and back injuries.

Columbus Short Fight VictimAs we reported, Columbus turned himself in to police last week after a warrant was issued for his arrest. 

It's possible the criminal case could go forward -- but without the victim's help, it's very unlikely.

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1.

WUNOTANG-SEXTAPE    

That's how you stop this senseless violence.. Yeah mF DON'T PROSECUTE !

170 days ago
2.

Clytemnestra    

Good. One less expense to the taxpayer.

170 days ago
3.

Waka Waka Waka    

Dyyyyaaaammmmmm homie.. YOU GOT KNOCKED THE FCK OUT!!!!

170 days ago
4.

Cool Papa    

Hopefully $100K will make up for the indignity of that pic with him knocked out haunting him for the rest of his life.

170 days ago
5.

ForgetTheName    

Hmm. Olivia Pope got involved.

170 days ago
6.

TheRealDeal    

Great, now this @sshole will continue to injure people without having to worry about going to jail. Until he knocks someone out and they hit their head and die. It's called One Punch Homicide. I guess Columbus will keep knocking people out until he discovers prison. And cell mate Bubba.

169 days ago
7.

pj    

Somebody getting ready to buy a new corvette

169 days ago
8.

Youphemism    

Silent payoff

169 days ago
9.

Dog And Pony    

News Flash: money buys silence. This is how the justice system works.

169 days ago
10.

Surfgirl    

Such a dumb man!! MAKE HIM PAY FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES!

169 days ago
11.

static    

Don't be no snitch.

169 days ago
12.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

oh well

169 days ago
13.

Truth    

+/- $100 GRAND... SEE, THAT'S HOW THESE LOSER HAS-BEENS GET BROKE AFTER THE CAMERAS ARE OFF. FYI - SCANDAL IS CANCELED AFTER THIS SEASON. GOOD LUCK ON THE EI. #TRUTH!!

169 days ago
14.

ImSoReal    

Columbus's mom should have taught him to "keep your hands to yourself." Jerk

169 days ago
15.

K South West    

If I knew who columbus short was... this is why I call you TMX for you unknown sources and socialist propaganda. He doesn't even look like he is worth the wiki look

169 days ago
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