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Columbus Short leaves Scandal! Sigh!

published on Saturday, 26 April 2014


Im so sad! I love Columbus! What is up with him?

Columbus Short played the character of Harrison Wright on the hit series.
But as of now, he will no longer be part of the show.

In a statement made to Essence Magazine yesterday, Friday 25th April 2014, he said; "At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I've called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful. "

This sad news follows reports of domestic violence between Short and his wife Tuere McCall-Short who recently filed for divorce and claimed he threatened to kill her and himself. This was all before the creator of the series, Shonda Rhimes, threatened to fire him if he didn't get his together on hearing the report. We guess her threats are definitely not idle.

Sigh!

-Essence.com