Columbus Short Blasts TMZ & Defends Ray Rice

Photo Credit: Dish Nation
Photo Credit: Dish Nation

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short lost his spot on the hit ABC drama because he had numerous legal problems, and his estranged wife even accused him of assault.

Although Columbus denies he put his hands on his wife and disputed his legal problems in interviews, the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes still handed him the pink slip.

The actor made it clear recently that he feels the media wrongly went after him and now he’s specifically calling out TMZ.

He tells Dish Nation:

“My character has been assassinated, unjustly. “I feel like, Harvey Levin got the proverbial hard-on for me or something because he was attacking me for no reason. What I found out, you know how it goes, these stories get money… TMZ is making all that money, but it’s blood money to me. I really believe it, because you’re destroying people’s families.

“My ex tended to believe that the police department were like her security guards or something.”



Columbus also defended Ray Rice too:

“My first Instagram I said, I stand by Ray Rice. I said what he did was absolutely wrong. However, what TMZ… the point is TMZ. I have a lot against TMZ. We are fallible. Men, we are fallible creatures, mankind. And I think everybody deserves a second chance, everybody deserves a chance to get it right.

“TMZ being the judge and jury and the executioner of somebody’s career is ridiculous to me.”



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  1. …says the man who hosted a party for the show he was fired from! Harvey is a douchebag, but the anger against TMZ, and the support for Ray, says a lot about Columbus’ character, or lack thereof.

  2. His ex tended to believe the police department were like her security guards or something???? Well, THEY ARE when you’re being abused. Big dummy.

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