Columbus short

Former Scandal actor Columbus Short was back in the news yesterday. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest after Short missed a court hearing on felony battery charges stemming from a fight in March. But Short had a good excuse for not attending the hearing: he missed his flight from Atlanta.

In an email to, Short wrote, “Yes I didnt make it to court and it was a nightmare. My circumstance just is what it is. I own not making it to court but just report the facts.”

Short also included photos of his tickets to prove he missed his flight.

Columbus Short

He continued:

“You have no idea what ive been going through. I slept in the airport last night after being bumped from the flight. Then was bumped on the morning flight. Truthfully because I was flying on a buddy pass. Thats real! None the less, when my lawyer told me I’d be taken into custody if I was late I left the airport. It’s been a really stressful week. I’m not paying $1,500 and the bench warrant is being dropped and the case is being continued once again. This is a real story and a real honest direct email. ONLY because I like you. So can we communicate before you just run with what u hear? We will have the dopest artist blogger friendship ever. But based in facts and truth not bits and pieces of facts and lies. Fair enough?”

Sent from my iPhone

According to, Columbus pleaded not guilty in May to knocking a man unconscious and fracturing his left eye socket. He faces 4 years in prison if convicted. readers are praying for Columbus as he works to get his career back on track. I have complete confidence in him!

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