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Columbus Short's Wife

He's Violated Restraining Order 6 Times!

5/21/2014 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Columbus Short Violated Restraining OrderEx-"Scandal" star Columbus Short is playing a dangerous and illegal game of cat and mouse ... repeatedly contacting his estranged wife in violation of a court order ... so claims his ex.

Tanee McCall-Short's lawyer claimed in court Wednesday he repeatedly violated a stay away order ... contacting Tanee on 6 separate occasions.

Short's lawyer could have asked to hold Columbus in contempt, but instead the attorney asked the judge to make the temporary order permanent.   The judge is considering what to do ... in the meantime the restraining order was extended to July 30th.

TMZ broke the story ... Tanee got the TRO -- and filed for divorce -- after Short allegedly put a knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide.

She's also accused Short of breaking into the house and ransacking the joint.

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1.

Tazz    

Should have called the cops 6x. Why didn't you?

104 days ago
2.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Restraining orders are a joke, our court system will have her ending up like Michael Jace's wife. Get armed

104 days ago
3.

Skit    

Lock the POS up already. Enough waiting for him to kill her.
Actually instead of jail maybe we should start making Oubliette and just forget his ass

104 days ago
4.

myopinion    

Get some help Columbus before you are put away next to Michael Jace for some violent act.

104 days ago
5.

Wow ...    

If true, they need to hold him in contempt. There is nothing like encouraging an unstable person to believe there is wiggle room. Columbus needs to know this is serious and the RO is nothing to scoff at.

104 days ago
6.

Truth    

GEORGE ZIMMERMAN HELP THE CHIC OUT... #TRUTH!!

104 days ago
7.

01void    

One more joke loser, they better get him controlled before he kills her.

104 days ago
8.

KnuckleDragger    

I'm going to pretend to care.
.
Okay, ya' got me, I lied! I coudn't care less!

104 days ago
9.

chicagoannie    

If it's true, he needs to be jailed ASAP. Had a friend w/nutcase ex...terrorized her, restraining orders meant nothing, cops and courts ineffective. He shot her dead outside of her workplace, then killed himself.

104 days ago
10.

Cheryl    

This is one stupid judge. Does he not know what can happen.

104 days ago
11.

Sally M    

I hope these people don't have any kids.

104 days ago
12.

Stanley    

So, what, does he have to murder her before he is arrested? Honestly, the courts need to lock this guy up. They need to be more harsh on these people who violate their orders.

104 days ago
13.

Mr Barcliff    

IN DEFENSE OF WOMAN AND THOSE FEW MEN WHO FACE RESTRAINING ORDER BLUES(THEY DONT WORK), I HAVE TO SAY, THE LAW HAS TO BE CHANGED. MAYBE BOTH PARTIES WEAR A LEG BRACELET THAT GOES OF WHEN THERE WITHIN 50 FEET OF ONE ANOTHER. SOON AS IT GOES OF, A SYSTEM IS SET UP TO SEND POLICE(BRACELETS HAVE GPS LOCATERS)!!!! AS FAR AS PHONE CALLS, MAYBE THE PERSON BEING CALLED SHOULDNT ANSWER, PERIOD. YOU CANT AVOID THAT FROM HAPPENING. THAT SAID, WHO IS GOING TO FIND THE ACTUAL SOLUTION FOR THIS? MANY WOMAN HAVE LOST THERE LIVES WITH THIS INEFFECTIVE LAW. SOME MEN HAVE ALSO BEEN KILLED BY THIS WEAK LAW AS WELL. THE MOVIE "ENOUGH" WITH JENNIFER LOPEZ ALWAYS COMES TO MIND WHEN I THINK OF THIS ISSUE. SHE DID WHAT MANY WOMAN HAVE TO DO, FIGHT BACK OR BE KILLED. MICHAEL JACE KILLED HIS WIFE AND THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. IF WOMAN FELT THE LAWS HAD THERE BACK, MORE MEN WOULD BE JAILED AND PUT AWAY. I GET THAT SOME WOMAN LIE ON MEN AND SAY THERE WERE ABUSED OR HIT, HECK, IVE BEEN LIED ON, NEVER TOUCHED A WOMAN IN MY LIFE. THAT SAID, A JEALOUS WOMAN OR MAN WILL TRY AND HURT SOMEONE WITH FALSE CLAIMS SO MAYBE THATS WHY ITS SO HARD TO ENFORCE? IM ASKING. FOR THOSE WOMAN OUT THERE AND FEW MEN SUFFERING FROM ABUSIVE SPOUSES, IM PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE IN FEAR!!!!!

104 days ago
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Bill5martin    

They need to take this seriously or this will turn into a Michael Jace situation. I hope she has a gun or gets one & is willing to use it. This guy lost his job over this & he is probably blaming her over it. So she should call the cops everytime & have a gun to protect herself. She should learn how to use it to & be willing to use it.

104 days ago
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Seldombinlaid    

Those Restraining Orders are a joke. If I were her, I just shoot the clown... Twice.

104 days ago
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