Ex-'Scandal' Star Gets Month in Jail for Probation Violation

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Columbus Short

Columbus Short, who exited the ABC series in 2014, also was ordered to spend six months in a live-in drug treatment program.

Former Scandal actor Columbus Short has been sentenced to a month in jail for violating probation in an assault case.

Short also was ordered on Wednesday to spend six months in a live-in drug treatment program.

Short appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom to face allegations that he violated his probation after he tested positive in April for cocaine and marijuana use. He received six days' credit for time he already has spent in jail.

His attorney, Ludlow B. Creary, says he expects his client will be released soon. He says Short has no comment on the court's findings.

Short was given community service and probation after pleading no contest to felony assault for knocking a man unconscious at a family gathering in 2014.

The actor has acknowledged having drug and alcohol problems.

Short, who played Harrison Wright on ABC's Scandal, exited the Shonda Rhimes drama after three seasons in 2014. The series recently wrapped season five