Court nor jail time seems to be in the near future for actor Columbus Short. As you’ll recall, the Scandal star was involved in an alleged bar fight, resulting in a man receiving some serious head and back injuries. According to TMZ, despite the victim’s physical and mental anguish, he will not press charges because of the family ties that the two share.
The site reports:
The victim’s lawyer tells TMZ, he’s been in contact with Columbus’ management to come to some sort of settlement without involving police. We’re told the victim has made it clear to investigators he doesn’t want the case pursued criminally. The reason … the lawyer tells us both men are tight with the same people — the alleged fight went down at a family member’s engagement party — so the victim wants to resolve this as amicably as possible. If they end up settling, Short could end up paying a boatload in medical expenses — we’re told the victim suffered a facial fracture and a massive concussion from Short’s punch, as well as serious neck and back injuries.
Last last week, just days after news about the bar charges hit the press, we caught Columbus and his wife Tanee McCall shopping at The Grove in Los Angeles.
Reportedly, the couple have had some marriage issues. Reportedly, in February he was arrested for physically attacking his wife in front of his children. Allegedly, the incident occurred at his Woodland Hills home in front of his children. If you recall, earlier last year, we reported that he and his wife were separated, but later reconciled. There was never confirmation on why they separated. On a lighter note, last week, Columbus officially tried his hand at music, releasing a single called ‘Gave Ya‘. Click here to listen. [TMZ]