Columbus Short is officially a free man. The former Scandal actor has been released from jail after spending six days behind bars, according to ET. He had violated his probation terms that were a result of a former assault case. Initially, he was sentenced to 30 days in jail and six months at an in-patient drug rehab program after his drug test results showed that he was using marijuana.
Prior to this, Short was participating in the Pasadena Recovery Center Outpatient Treatment program but missed a week due to the death of his stepsister, his lawyers claim. He will resume his treatment there. He told ET,
I’m feeling grateful for the learning lesson and I’m fully accountable for my mistakes. I’m ready to get to work and never go back to that place. God is good.
His next hearing has been scheduled for June 28.