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Columbus Short

NAILED By Wife in Court

6/25/2014 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Columbus Short Child SupportColumbus Short is learning a lot about the legal system these days ... today's lesson -- you don't show up in family court and your wife will take you to the cleaners.

The former "Scandal" star was just ordered to fork over a whopping $17,005 a month in spousal support to estranged wife Tanee Short.  And if that's not enough, he also has to pay $4,542 a month in child support.

But wait ... there's more.  Columbus got tagged for $25,000 to cover Tanee's legal bills.

Short's side of the counsel table was empty.  No Short, no lawyer.

Short hasn't even responded to Tanee's divorce petition.

Blood ... meet turnip.

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16.

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I got this weird feeling that he's going to let this thing get to the point where he's thrown in jail over non-payment.

121 days ago
17.

ivan    

2 - u have money ?
do not get a spouse nor kids

just keep having fun !

121 days ago
18.

Racismisdead    

If you're in a place in your life where you make good money...2 options and ONLY TWO...Don't get married or make sure you go into with a prenuptial agreement that protects all YOUR ASSETS!!!! Women will try to gouge you for everything you're worth and more while they also hoe around SPENDING YOUR MONEY!!!! again - marry for love but plan for hate.

121 days ago
19.

boo boo    

Wage garnishment and bank levy time.

121 days ago
20.

01void    

He nailed her now it's his turn to get nailed

121 days ago
21.

Sips    

He's broke she's not getting that money.....

121 days ago
22.

ah duh    

What a gold digger..who needs 21000 of someone else's hard earned money a month to live

121 days ago
23.

DreamBig1    

He is beyond broke.

121 days ago
24.

cmde26    

Better than "STABBED by husband in house" I guess

121 days ago
25.

Gretel    

I guess him not showing up pissed the judge off. Oh well ...

121 days ago
26.

curt9000    

He is a loose canon. Now a loose canon who has to give up all his loot!?! I'm concerned for her because of his,"I don't give a ****" attitude. I would not be anywhere alone with that dude if I was her.

121 days ago
27.

gegeok    

Lol...he won't end up paying half of that...

121 days ago
28.

m    

I guess he figures why bother? He's not making the scandal anymore. But he should have at least sent his lawyer to state that. Hope this doesn't send him off the deep end. Again.

121 days ago
29.

Truth    

SOME1 GONNA NEED A BANKRUPTCY LAWYER SOON ENUFF... #TRUTH!!

121 days ago
30.

cmg    

After what he did to his wife and child he deserves it. Why do u men defend these loosers. If u don't want to pay support put protection on men. U help bring them into the world then u help support them. If u don't want kids wear protection and stop acting like u owe nothing to your kids when u get divorced. This guy is a loose cannon and she deserves every cent she gets from him.

121 days ago
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