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Columbus Short

Wife Says He Threatened Murder/Suicide

4/16/2014 2:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"Scandal" star Columbus Short has been thrown out of his house and his wife has filed for divorce ... after he allegedly put a knife to her throat last week and threatened to kill her and himself.

According to a new restraining order -- obtained by TMZ -- Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.

Tanee Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her.  She says he then demanded they play a game he called "Truth or Truth."  He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.

She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with.  She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide.  As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.

The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the house.  We've learned cops were there today to ensure the peace as he moved out. 

Tanee also filed for divorce Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter. 

In addition to the incident April 7th, Short has been charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tanee while their child and his son were in the house.  He pled not guilty.  And he was arrested for yet another alleged domestic violence incident a few weeks earlier.

It's interesting ... just last month -- after the first 2 domestic violence arrests -- Columbus and his wife put on a united front at The Grove in L.A.



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Scandal success is ****ing him up

167 days ago


Now we know which Gladiator is Dead Next Season.

167 days ago


LMAO tmz why haven't you posted the kim kardashian riding on her bike and falling on her fat ass during a photo shoot?! Hahahaha oh wait you get paid to do the non-embarrassing stories!!!!

167 days ago


What a looney. He's got serious issues. I hope she gets away from him for good

167 days ago

Wow ...    

If a man says he will kill you, believe him. Run, run, run. It isn't easy to leave but it must be done. His promise to love is a lie, because love and violence do not belong in the same sentence!

167 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

So much for that pretty picture they tried to paint.

167 days ago


This man has a dream career W T F!!!!!!

167 days ago


"threatened to kill her and himself"

He should do the opposite and kill he self first.

167 days ago

Stop Whining!    

Success is not always success!
Hope this guy gets the help he needs before something happens he can't fix.

167 days ago


Must be on PCP.. Dingo says violent behavior is a result of PCP. He's read it in a book once when he failed becoming a cop.

167 days ago


Did he threaten to cut his Johnston off and jump out the window ?

167 days ago


Scandal is my favorite show, but it will be impossible to see his face onscreen without being reminded of this. They need to dump this jerk ASAP before the negative association expands to the entire show.

167 days ago


BYE COLUMBUS...Shonda does not play.

NOw we know why your storyline is weak. Easier to dispose of you.

167 days ago

Edddie Nash    

He needs to get back with Britney Spears.

167 days ago


He prolly(yes white people) has a small dick syndrome

167 days ago
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