Columbus Short appeared at a Los Angeles courtroom this afternoon to plead not guilty to felony battery for injuring a man in a fight at a West Hollywood restaurant earlier this year.
Short was photographed leaving the courtroom, but he will soon have to return for yet another charge.
The former Scandal star faces a misdemeanor spousal battery case towards his wife Tanee McCall. She has ordered a temporary restraining order against Short. To make matters worst, McCall filed for divorce in April, citing irreconcilable differences. She is seeking legal and physical custody of their two-year-old daughter.
And if that wasn’t enough, Short also confirmed last month that he will not be returning to the hit television series Scandal saying in a statement,
“At this time, I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for three years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. 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.”