Sigh. The news just continues to get worse for troubled actor Columbus Short. This time his legal woes have actually garnered him a jail sentence amongst other issues he has being facing as of late.
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The once promising actor and former Scandal co-star just can’t seem to stay out of trouble and above the fray. From a host of drug and alcohol arrests to domestic shenanigans displayed on social media with on-again/off-again (or maybe never-was) wife Karrine Steffans, Columbus Short’s luck has been the absolute worse for the last few years and unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be getting any better.
According to Love B. Scott via Page Six, despite avoiding any jail time for past offenses, Short wasn’t so lucky this time and was ordered to spend 30 days in jail.
The full account reads:
Short appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to face allegations that he violated his probation after he tested positive in April for cocaine and marijuana use. He got six days’ credit for time he already has spent in jail.
Columbus Short also was ordered Wednesday to spend six months in a live-in drug treatment program.His attorney, Ludlow B. Creary, says he expects his client will be released soon. He says Short has no comment on the court’s findings.
For other prior offenses Short was given community service and probation after pleading no contest to felony assault for knocking a man unconscious at a family gathering in 2014. He has also acknowledged having drug and alcohol problems, as expressed in a sit-down interview with Access Hollywood.
Here’s hoping that Columbus can get the help he needs and finally turn things around and get back to acting in the future.