Wow, we didn't see that one coming!
Last week, Columbus Short was deeply involved in a scandal revolving around his alleged bar fight at a couple's engagement party.
He reportedly threw a punch that caused serious injuries to the victim, resulting in a judge ordering for the Scandal star's arrest.
When the actor caught wind of the warrant issued for his arrest, he voluntarily turned himself into the authorities and walked free after posting the $50,000 bail!
Now we're hearing the battered victim is refusing to press charges against Columbus because of family related issues!
According to the victim's lawyer, the two parties have been trying to reach a settlement without having to involve the police.
The victim also made it known he doesn't want to the case to be pursued criminally because of family ties.
The two aren't related by any means, but they are tied down by the same friends and the reported brawl happened at a family event, so it definitely makes sense to resolve this as civilly as possible.
While this may be a win for Columbus if the case isn't pursued as a criminal case, he'll still have to pay a pretty penny for the vic's medical expenses.
Clearly, it has been handled.
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