Columbus Short, a star on ABC’s Scandal, has gotten himself into a very scandalous real-life situation.
The actor has been arrested on felony battery charges stemming from his involvement in a bar fight on March 15.
As previously reported, Short was in a Los Angeles bar when a fellow patron allegedly made insulting remarks about his wife.
The star subsequently punched the man, sending him to the hospital.
“It happened out in the back, in the parking lot, so [a witness] who works here saw anything,” an insider tells E! News of the incident.
The Claremont Police Department confirmed that Short turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He has since been released from custody after posting $50,000 bail.
If convicted, he could face up to four years in prison.
Short portrays Harrison Wright, a close ally of Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope, on Scandal Season 3.
He has also been seen on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Death at a Funeral and Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming.