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Columbus Short

Former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short has been sentenced to a month in jail for violating probation stemming from a 2014 assault case.

The embattled actor was also ordered by a judge Wednesday to spend six months in a live-in drug treatment program following a series of legal dramas that would be fitting plot lines for the Shondaland drama.

Short’s latest court appearance in Los Angeles was to face allegations that he violated his probation after he tested positive in April for cocaine and marijuana use. As part of the 30 days conviction, he got six days’ credit for time he already has spent in jail, according to the Associated Press.

In December 2014, a judge ruled that Short, 33, would stand trial on a felony battery charge stemming from a March brawl in the parking lot of a Los Angeles bar, where he was accused of punching Fenton Hyche. Hyche suffered a concussion and a fractured eye socket, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

He has since acknowledged having drug and alcohol problems.

Source: The Wrap/

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