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'Scandal's' Columbus Short Arrested For Bar Fight

Sounds like Columbus Short could use some gladiator assistance.

The Scandal star was arrested Wednesday on a felony battery charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a bar fight on March 15. 

The Claremont Police Department confirmed to E! News that Short turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest and has since been released from custody after posting bail. Per his booking sheet, bail had been set at $50,000.

Short was spotted just yesterday clad in a suit and tie on the L.A. set of Scandal. He plays litigator Harrison Wright, a close ally of Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope and the one who first called her team "gladiators in suits."

While the Claremont PD couldn't confirm any more details at this time, TMZ reports that the alleged bar brawl went down during an engagement party at Gabe's Bar and Grill in L.A. Law enforcement sources said that Short punched a guy after the man made a crack about the actor's wife, after which the man was transported to a hospital via ambulance.

A spokesman from the bar told E! News, "It happened out in the back, in the parking lot, so one who works here saw anything."

Before scoring his Scandal gig, Short was most recognizable from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and big-screen roles in Death at a Funeral and Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming.

His second wife, Tanee McCall-Shortfiled for divorce in September, but they remain married and there were reports earlier this month speculating about a possible reconciliation.
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