"It Ain't My Fault"
To say that Columbus Short has had a rough few months is an understatement. Back in February his estranged wife Tanee Short said he assaulted her and threatened to kill her, he was involved in a bar fight in March which resulted in a million-dollar lawsuit, Shonda Rhimes kicked him to the curb and dropped him from Scandal and on the 4th of July he was arrested for public intoxication after officers say he was fighting a security guard at the Katy Trail Ice House bar in Texas.
But despite what you may have read or heard, Columbus Short is not a violent person. At least that is what he revealed in a new interview with Access Hollywood.
Opening up for the first time about everything that's been coming out in the press, Columbus appeared on the show to clear his name, while revealing that he's not a violent person, he never hit his wife, he didn't have a fight on the 4th and he wasn't involved in the bar fight that happened back in March.
Peep the highlights:
The last three months, I have to say, have been one of the most trying times of my life. I think there's a time when your personal life gets magnified by who we are as celebrities. Both of those two cases you were speaking of earlier, those are dropped.
On the bar fight on the 4th of July
I was involved in no fight. I was with a group of people that were eating. I went to the bathroom and came back and there was an
altercation ensuing. I guess the cops thought I was somebody involved in the situation. They grabbed me up. By the time I was on the ground I said in my...I apologized to the officers later....I said some pretty choice words.
On the bar fight back in March
There comes a time when you have to exercise patience and sometimes you get yourself into situations where you don't realize that people are actually testing you. People are actually provoking you. When it was involving my wife, my estranged wife, who I loved dearly and wanted to protect, you're going to do what you need to do to protect that.
Was she with you?
She was with me.[...] To be straight to the point Billy, I have not been perfect. But I have not been all of the things that's been in the press.[...]I will take ownership. Me and my wife, we're going through problems. Serious, serious problems. However, the domestic part of it, I'm not a physically violent man.
On if he ever hit his wife
I've never put my hands on a woman. Ever.[...]The divorce is going forward. There is a restraining order that is in effect.
On his kids
She's great. She's doing great. She's beautiful. You know I love my kids Billy. So, you know, that's tough for the kids.
Check out the interview below: