Columbus Short’s wife has allegedly filed for divorce after a violent outburst from the Scandal star.
According to a restraining order apparently obtained by TMZ, the Scandal star had a violent outburst and threatened murder/suicide.
Columbus’ now estranged wife Tuere Tanee McCall alleges that at their Chatsworth home on April 7 he poured wine over her after entering the room intoxicated and acting as though he was going to hit her with the bottle.
Ending their marriage: Columbus Short’s wife has filed for divorce from him and obtained a restraining order, according to reports
‘Violent outburst’: Tanee claims the Scandal star threatened murder/suicide
Tanee claims that after going to the kitchen and retrieving a knife he pinned her against the sofa and started to choke her.
The actor allegedly told her he would stab her in the leg if she lied and began naming men who he believed she could be having affairs with.
TMZ goes on to claim that Tanee alleges Columbus put a knife against her throat and threatened murder/suicide when she denied his cheating allegations.
The documents allegedly filed in the restraining order claim that the 31-year-old TV star slashed Tanee’s tire when she fled their home.
TMZ alleges that the restraining order means Columbus has to move out of their shared property which he apparently did under the supervision of police officers.
The website states that Tanee filed for divorce on Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences, and is seeking sole custody of their two-year-old daughter Ayala.
Tanee previously filed for divorce from her husband last September, but records show she changed her mind earlier this year and dismissed the petition.
It comes after reports that Columbus pleaded not guilty to physically attacking Tanee on February 14 at his Woodland Hills home.
According to legal documents pertaining to the case: ‘Short and his wife started arguing and it got physical. Short’s kids – a two-year-old and 10-year-old – were watching.’
Columbus also has a son from his first marriage to Brandi which ended in 2003.
Forgetting his troubles: The victim of an alleged brawl with Columbus has decided to not press charges against the actor, pictured on set of ABC’s Scandal prior to the news
Meanwhile the alleged victim in a bar fight Columbus is reported to have been involved in recently has refused to press charges.
The unnamed 37-year-old suffered severe injuries to both his head and back but has opted, according to TMZ, to forgo criminal charges and settle privately.
Columbus was attending a family member’s engagement party when the alleged scuffle took place and the decision to settle without involving law enforcement is reportedly due to familial connections on both sides.