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Columbus Short of 'Scandal' accused of threatening wife with murder-suicide

Columbus Short of 'Scandal' accused of threatening wife with murder-suicide

The separation and divorce drama surrounding "Scandal" star Columbus Short has become more shocking and scandalous.

According to TMZ,  Columbus Short’s wife has filed for divorce after he allegedly put a knife to her throat last week and threatened to kill her and himself.

The incident outlined in a new restraining order details that Short started fighting with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.

Tuere Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her.  She says he then demanded they play a game he called “Truth or Truth.”  He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg. She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with.  She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide.  As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.

The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the house.  TMZ is also reporting that police officers went to the house Wednesday to ensure that he has vacated the home, peacefully.

Tuere also filed for divorce Tuesday, citing irreconcilable differences and asking for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter.

In addition to the incident April 7th, Short has been charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tuere while their child and his son were in the house.  He pled not guilty.  And he was arrested for yet another alleged domestic violence incident a few weeks earlier. It’s interesting however that just weeks ago after the first 2 domestic violence arrests, Columbus and his wife put on a united front at The Grove in L.A and were captured by paparazzi.

Clearly there is more to this story and it’s evolving.

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