Former ‘Scandal’ Star Columbus Short Hit With Bench Warrant for Missing Court

Actor is facing a felony battery count stemming from alleged altercation in Los Angeles bar

Last Updated: October 27, 2014 @ 3:04 PM

The legal woes keep piling up for former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short.

Short, who is currently facing a felony battery charge stemming from an alleged attack on another man at a Los Angeles bar in March, has had a bench warrant issued against him after he failed to appear for a court date, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told TheWrap on Monday.

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The actor, who’s being sued over the alleged attack, faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

Short was scheduled to appear at a hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to go forward with a trial on the battery count.

Short’s attorney, Michael Levin, told City News Service that the actor missed his court appointment because he found himself stranded in Atlanta.

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“He was bumped off the flight that he was supposed be on,” Levin told CNS.

The troubles over the alleged attack aren’t the only legal difficulties Short has faced recently. The actor, who played Harrison Wright on the ABC drama, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery in August, and was arrested for public intoxication in July after reportedly scuffling with a number of off-duty police officers at a Dallas establishment.

City News Service contributed to this report.