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Wife accuses 'Scandal ' actor Columbus Short of violence
By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 2:25 PM EDT, Thu April 17, 2014
Short plays Harrison Wright, a member of fixer Olivia Pope's team, on the hit ABC series "Scandal."
- Tanee Short alleges three violent incidents with her husband in three months
- Columbus Short was arrested at his home twice in February, wife says
- A judge ordered the actor to stay away from his wife and home
- He faces a felony battery charge from a fight in March
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Columbus Short's wife swears the "Scandal" actor threatened to kill her and himself with a knife last week.
The allegation is part of
Tanee Short's affidavit filed Tuesday asking for a restraining order to
keep her husband away from her and their 2-year-old daughter. She also
filed for divorce from her husband of almost nine years, citing
A judge signed a temporary restraining order and set a hearing for May 6 to decide whether it would be extended.
Columbus Short, 31, plays
Harrison Wright, a member of fixer Olivia Pope's team, on the hit ABC
series "Scandal." His representatives have not responded to several
attempts by CNN to get a comment.
The actor has been to jail at least three times for violence in the past three months, according to court filings.
Tanee Short's sworn
statement described an April 7 incident at the couple's Los Angeles
County home when her husband allegedly was intoxicated and threatened to
hit her with a wine bottle after he "dumped the wine on me."
He then "grabbed a knife
from the kitchen" and "pinned me on the couch and began to choke me,"
she said. "He placed the knife close to my neck and threatened to kill
me and then kill himself."
Her husband demanded they
play "a game he called 'Truth or Truth'" in which he randomly listed
"names of people we know and accused me of having an affair." He stabbed
the couch or other furniture each time she denied an affair, she said.
Tanee Short said she
grabbed her daughter, ran to her car and drove away. She realized after
driving 2 miles that one of her tires had been slashed, she said.
The affidavit also
described two alleged incidents of violence in February at the couple's
home. In each instance, Columbus Short was taken to jail by police who
responded to his wife's 911 call, the statement said.
The actor woke his wife
on the morning of February 3 and choked her before chasing her around
the house and "constantly threatening me," she said.
He "pushed me and
started screaming that I need to leave" during a February 18 argument,
she said. She called police with her nanny's cell phone after her
husband shattered her phone, according to the sworn statement.
Short was charged with felony battery after a fight in
which he allegedly punched and knocked out a man at a West Los Angeles
restaurant last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
said in a statement. He was released from jail on $50,000 bail.
Edited by Tbaby - Apr 17 2014 at 2:59pm