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.”
Check out the video below:
The delusion…I cant.
TMZ is evil but Columbus needs to take responsibility for his actions. His refusal to do so is what got him fired.
Peach Preachy. I mean preach Peachy. Either way I agree
…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.
He needs a psych evaluation.
This man is certified crazy.
People fail to realize they give TMZ the ammunition.
The fact that he defended Ray Rice says a lot about his character.
And this is why he was fired lmao.
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.