Geeking Out Over TV, Film, Travel, and Tech Since 2002!
Home Celebrity Former ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Ordered to Stand Trial
Former ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Ordered to Stand Trial

Former ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Ordered to Stand Trial


Former Scandal star Columbus Short has been ordered to stand trial in his felony battery case.

The actor has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Felton Hyche III during an altercation in March in Los Angeles.

In August, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest when the actor was a no-show at a mandatory hearing because he was already behind bars in Los Angeles County jail for skipping a court date in a separate domestic violence case involving his estranged wife Tanee McCall-Short.

He became a wanted man again in October after he was kicked off a flight from Atlanta, Georgia to Los Angeles, where he had been due to face another hearing.

After being ordered to remain in California earlier this month, Superior Court Commissioner Mark Zuckman told Short on Tuesday to stand trial for the charges despite his lawyer’s arguments he was acting in self defence.

An arraignment has been scheduled for January 6.

If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

Photo Credit:Helga Esteb /

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *