A Los Angeles judge gave Columbus Short two short hours to get all of his belongings and get out of his house today. The order came just days after his wife of nearly nine years, Tanee McCall-Short, filed a restraining order against the actor, claiming he threatened to kill her.
According to reports, the “Scandal” star went to court to seek permission to return to his SoCal home, but the judge denied the request. He was granted brief access to gather his possessions. His attorney was also ordered to be present during the visit.
As we reported earlier, Short’s wife filed a restraining order, claiming he pinned her down, held a knife to her throat and threatened to end both of their lives. According to the court order, the attack took place on April 7 at their Chatsworth, Calif. home. The actress claimed he came home drunk with a wine bottle and attempted to throw it at her. He went on to chock her and demand they play a game of “Truth or Truth.”
According to the Domestic Violence Research Center, one in four women have experienced physical violence by a partner, and 74 percent of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
These numbers are staggering and clearly demonstrate how many women — including many of Hollywood’s A-list stars — have fell victim to abuse. A handful of celebs have publicly shared their painful stories in efforts to help other women and we commend them for that.
Take a look at the celebs who have overcome domestic violence and had the courage to speak their truth.