‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Arrested After Restaurant Brawl

An actor on the hit TV show “Scandal” was arrested Wednesday after prosecutors charged him with felony battery with serious bodily injury for allegedly knocking out a man and breaking his nose.

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Actor Columbus Short attends the Disney ABC Television Group’s 2014 winter TCA party. (Credit: Getty Images)

Columbus Keith Short, 31, is accused of punching a man at a West Los Angeles restaurant March 15 and rendering him unconscious. Short allegedly sucker-punched the man after becoming involved in a disagreement, prosecutors allege.

Short was booked by Claremont police Wednesday and released on $50,000 bail soon after. Short, who plays one of character Olivia Pope’s crisis management experts, Harrison Wright, faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the felony charge.

The alleged attack occurred at Gabe’s Bar and Grill. Short, a onetime choreographer for Britney Spears, had in recent years built a career as a TV actor.

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