Columbus Short Served With A Restraining Order and Divorce Papers


Scandal actor Columbus Short’s wife has allegedly filed for divorce after a violent outburst where her husband threatened to kill her and himself.

According to a restraining order obtained by TMZ on Tuesday, Columbus’ now estranged wife Tuere Tanee McCall alleges that on April 7 at their Chatsworth home Short came home intoxicated and entered her room with a wine bottle in hand. He pretended to hit to strike her with the bottle, but instead poured the wine.

The documents state that he continued to “berate her abusively” and ran into the kitchen for a  knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her, according to TMZ.

In the documents, Short’s estranged wife claims he demanded that they play a game called “Truth or Truth” and if she lied, he would stab her in the leg.

Tanee says he began naming men and accusing her of having an affair. When she denied everything he became irate and allegedly placed the knife closely to her neck threatening to kill her and then himself.

She says she was able to get away from him and attempted to drive away, but did not get far because her tire was slashed.

The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the couple’s marital home which was done under the supervision of police officers.

Tanee filed for divorce in September, but then withdrew her request in March. On Tuesday, she filed for divorce again citing irreconcilable differences as the cause. She is also  seeking sole custody of their two-yea-old daughter Ayala.

Prior to this incident, Columbus was charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tanee in front of his children. He plead not guilty to the charges. In addition, he was arrested for another alleged domestic violence incident just a few weeks earlier.

The couple married in July 2005 and separated on Monday, April 7.

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