Columbus Short Won’t be Returning to Scandal

"Scandal" star Columbus Short was allegedly involved in a bar fight earlier this month.

Welp, we can’t say we didn’t see this one coming.

Columbus Short, who played Harrison on Scandal, will not be returning for season 4. Short explained his departure in the following statement:

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. 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.”

Short has been embroiled in several legal issues as of late and most recently came under fire for using the n-word on The Tom Joyner Morning Show. His character’s future was up in the air following the season 3 finale.

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