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Thursday
Apr172014

Report: "Scandal" Star's Wife Files for Divorce

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Scandal actor Columbus Short is facing more personal problems. His wife has reportedly obtained a restraining order and filed for divorce after he allegedly threatened to kill the both of them.

According to TMZ, Short's wife, Tuere Short, claims he confronted her at their Los Angeles home on April 7 while intoxicated, grabbing a knife and choking her. She says he then accused her of cheating on him, and allegedly put a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her as part of a murder-suicide.

Tuere Short says the actor slashed her tire as she tried to escape the house.

Columbus Short has since moved out of the house as part of the restraining order.

Tuere Short filed for divorce on Tuesday and is seeking sole custody of the couple's 2-year-old daughter.

Last month, Columbus Short pleaded not guilty in a separate incident to spousal battery, after he allegedly attacked his wife in front of his daughter and his son. Around the same time he entered that plea, he was arrested for allegedly punching another man at a West Los Angeles restaurant.

Short plays Harrison Wright on ABC's Scandal.

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