Columbus Short Ordered to Pay $21,000 a Month in Spousal, Child Support to Estranged Wife Tanee Short: Report

Columbus Short
Fired Scandal star Columbus Short has reportedly been ordered to pay $21,000-plus a month in spousal and child support to his estranged wife Tanee Short  Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Things aren't getting any easier for Columbus Short. The fired Scandal star has been ordered to pay spousal and child support to his estranged wife Tanee Short, TMZ reports. The couple share a 2-year-old daughter.

According to the site, neither the 31-year-old actor nor his lawyer showed up for a court hearing on Thursday, June 26. Amid their absence, the judge reportedly ordered Short to pay $17,005 a month in spousal support and $4,542 in child support. In addition, he may have to pay $25,000 for Tanee's legal bills.

Short has had a couple of rough months. In March, he was ordered to stay away from his wife of nine years after being charged on Valentine's Day with a misdemeanor spousal battery. On March 26, he was arrested on a felony battery charge after allegedly punching a man during a bar brawl on Feb. 15. 

To make matters worse, Tanee officially filed for divorce in April, the same month Short exited the ABC hit show Scandal.

"Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas," Short said in a statement at the time. "I wish nothing but the best for Shonda [Rhimes], Kerry [Washington] and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful."

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