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Looks like actor Columbus Short isn’t anything like the Gladiator who helps Olivia Pope fix lives on his hit show Scandal.

Just weeks after it was revealed Short was involved in a violent scuffle at a party, his wife, Tuere Short, filed for divorce, alleging the actor put a knife to her throat last week and threatened to kill her and himself.

According to TMZ:

Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her.

Tuere Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her.  She says he then demanded they play a game he called “Truth or Truth.”  He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.

She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with.  She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide.  As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire.

A restraining order was also filed, which requires Short to move out of their California house. In addition to filing for divorce, Tuere is also asking for sole custody of their 2-year-old daughter.  

But this isn’t the first time Short has been accused in a domestic dispute.

In addition to the incident April 7th, Short has been charged with criminal domestic violence and child abuse for allegedly abusing Tuere while their child and his son were in the house.  He pled not guilty.  And he was arrested for yet another alleged domestic violence incident a few weeks earlier.

Seems he’s the one that needs Olivia Pope…and maybe even some jail time.

SOURCE: TMZ | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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