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That cliffhanger ending to Scandal Season 3 where Rowan Pope had Harrison Wright trapped in the Smithsonian with a double agent? Yeah, that was goodbye to Harrison. 

Columbus Short is leaving Scandal Season 4, the actor confirmed on Friday.

“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today," Short said in his statement to Us Weekly.

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Columbus Short’s statement thanked not only Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes but also the Gladiators who championed the series to make it the phenomenon it is.

"I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast," he said, continuing, "Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series."


Short’s domestic violence issues seem to have caught up to him and since Shonda Rhimes doesn’t play around with real-life scandals, many speculated this was coming.

In March, Short was arrested on felony battery charges following a fight in a bar. Prior to that, on Valentine’s Day, he was arrested for misdemeanor spousal abuse and ordered to stay away from his now-estranged wife Tuere Short.

The two filed for divorce in 2013, reconciled, and are now in the midst of a heated divorce once again. 

Short closed his statement saying, "Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas."

"I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

We’re gonna miss those suspenders, but we can always watch Scandal online to see them whenever we want.