Former ‘Scandal’ Star Sentenced to Jail, Then Released

Jun 9, 2016  •  Post A Comment

An actor known for his work on the ABC drama series “Scandal” received a jail sentence of 30 days Wednesday but was released today after serving six days of the sentence. TMZ.com reports that Columbus Short, who played Harrison Wright for three seasons on “Scandal,” received the sentence for a probation violation.

The judge also ordered him to complete six months in a residential drug treatment program, the story reports.

“Prosecutors said Short was violating his probation from a 2014 assault case by continuing to smoke marijuana — testing showed his THC levels were increasing weekly,” TMZ reports. “They also say he’s done ZERO hours of community service.”

The report adds: “Short tried playing the sympathy card — his lawyer informed the judge Short’s sister died of heart failure last week. It didn’t work and ultimately, Short apologized.”

Short was reportedly released early today.


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