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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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31.

WallStreet    

LiLo paved the way for his recovery on this absence - he was having mental issues and a miscarriage.

Him using it would be just as honest as her...

83 days ago
32.

Rigby    

Damn...... He will be broke in two months

83 days ago
33.

Starwatcher14    

Columbus thinks this is a joke.

83 days ago
34.

lastbutton6    

Everyone knows what happens when you don't show up to court.

83 days ago
35.

Astrogenotype    

Damn Columbo... You just made something bad, worse.

83 days ago
36.

NickyBeth    

WHY HASN'T THERE BEEN A "TMZ LIVE" OR "TMZ" SHOW ON THIS APP SINCE THE 19th. WTF.

83 days ago
37.

Reginaphalange    

Lol

83 days ago
38.

sh    

I dont like how the writer of this article made derogatory comments about paying child support.

83 days ago
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BannedTriceIsNice    

He's going to kill her. Watch out, honey. He didn't show because it doesn't matter to him if he's doing you in. This dude's behavior is getting more and more self-destructive.

83 days ago
40.

tooshy20    

I bet she had a BIG smile on her face!! Gold Digger!!

83 days ago
41.

tooshy20    

She lied about the battery! He actually recorded he doing it all!

83 days ago
42.

MA42    

Hahaha... Karma is a b*tch, huh?

83 days ago
43.

Lee    

He is unemployed and his prospects got shot with his craze behavior. So this judgement is not reasonable. $23 thousand a month, really?

He needs to take anger management classes, leave Hollywood, find a decent job that pays OK, then return to court for a reduction.

83 days ago
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Kristinajp    

What about those medical bills and now yrs of therapy she is going to need? There is only one thing worst than a wife beater, a celeb one. ..

82 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

He has no job, no prospects of getting one. They should have just picked him up, tossed him jail, and charged with with contempt for not showing up. Now, this will go round and round for years.

82 days ago
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