Columbus Threatens To Kill Estranged Wife And Self
According to a restraining order, Short held a knife to wife Tanee McCall’s throat after emptying a wine bottle on her.
Actor Columbus Short, left, and wife Tanee McCall arrive at the premier of the feature film "The Losers" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, and wife Tanee McCall. In a restraining order, McCall claims that Short threatened to kill her.
Actor Columbus Short, left, and wife Tanee McCall arrive at the premier of the feature film "The Losers" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Actor Columbus Short is facing a restraining order and divorce filing from his wife Toure after allegedly threatening to kill her and himself.
"Scandal" actor Columbus Short is facing a restraining order from his estranged wife after she claims he threatened to kill her and himself.
According to a restraining order obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, the 31-year-old actor, who plays Harrison Wright on the ABC drama, held a knife to his wife Tanee McCall’s throat on April 7 after coming home intoxicated.
McCall, born Toure Tanee McCall, claims that her husband came into her room with a wine bottle in his hand, pretended to hit her with the bottle and then poured its contents on her.
McCall claims her husband then obtained a knife and began choking her, interrogating her about men he believed she was sleeping with. Short supposedly said that if she lied, he would stab her in the leg.
McCall denied the accusations, and then Short allegedly held a knife to her throat and threatened to commit a murder-suicide. According to the filing, he then slashed her tires as she tried to escape. The order requires Short to move out of his family's home, which he shares with McCall and their 2-year-old daughter Ayala.
McCall filed for divorce in September, but then withdrew her request in March. On Tuesday, she again filed for divorce, asking for custody of the couple's daughter. She cited irreconcilable differences as the cause.
It isn't the first violent incident Short has been implicated in recently. In February, TMZ reports, the actor was arrested for attacking his wife in front of his children.
In March, Short was arrested for his alleged involvement in a fight during an engagement party in Los Angeles, where he supposedly punched a fellow guest.
In 2005, Short married McCall, a dancer and actress known for the 2004 movie “You Got Served.”
A representative for Short did not immediately respond to the Daily News' request for comment.