Columbus Short Wife Charged With Beating Actor's Female Friend

12/5/2014 12:30 AM PST

Columbus Short's soon-to-be ex-wife has been criminally charged with beating up a woman whom she thought was having an affair with the former "Scandal" star.

It sounds like one of the worst marriages ever ... Columbus gets arrested, bails out, and his friend Tilly Key goes to pick him up from his home the next day. Columbus' wife, Tanee McCall-Short, sees Tilly inside the house and starts pounding on her. 

Rather than breaking up the fight, Columbus videotaped it.

The L.A. City attorney was impressed with the clip, and charged Tanee with battery.

Tilly claims she suffered a concussion, a cervical sprain, multiple contusions, a lumbar strain, and a lumbar sprain.