Columbus Short: Not Returning to "Scandal"

Posted Saturday April 26, 2014 9:35 AM GMT

He has been dealing with some scandal of his own, and now comes word that Columbus Short will not be returning to "Scandal" for season four.

The actor, who played the role of Harrison Wright, has been plagued by allegations of domestic abuse over the last month.

In a statement released on Friday (April 25), Mr. Short wrote: "At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today."

“I would like to first thank Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series.”

"I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry 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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