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OH SNAP! Columbus Short Will NOT Be Returning To “Scandal” For Season 4

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Olivia Pope & Associates just lost a Gladiator. Columbus Short has released a statement revealing he will NOT be returning for the 4th season.  And word has it...he was FIRED!  Read the deets inside…

With the recent drama—or better yet, scandal-- surrounding “Scandal” star Columbus Short allegedly threatening to kill his wife and take his own, we kinda saw this one coming.

Columbus will no longer be starring in ABC’s hit scripted series “Scandal” when it returns for the 4th season. We were left on the edge of our seats in the season 3 finale when Columbus’ character Harrison looked as if he was going to get shot by one of Papa Pope’s agents. Guess we now know how it will end for Harrison on the show after he issued a statement revealing he's exiting the show.

In a statement released via his publicist, the actor 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 [creator] 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.”

You’ll recall, Columbus was kicked out of his house by a judge after his wife filed for divorce (for the third time) and a restraining order against him after he allegedly tried to kill her. At the time of his and his wife's most recent altercation, he was in the process of being investigated by the LAPD for allegedly getting into a bar fight with another man, knocking him unconscious and breaking his nose.

Sources are saying ABC is firing him because of his personal scandal(s).  Guess Shonda was nice enough to let him “step down” rather than just firing him.

Hope he gets it together.  Because going back to those "Stomp The Yard" movies will NOT be what's hot....

 

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