After his wife accused him of assaulting and threatening to kill her, Columbus Short is finally speaking out.
Though the Scandal star isn't giving his side of the story - we're guessing that's tied up in legal red tape - he is telling us exactly how he feels in light of the charges. He says:
"God's been preparing me for a long time to deal with this season of my life. Being able to have thick skin is something that is needed… To be honest with you, I'm feeling raw, focused, vulnerable and in a perfect place to write great music."
Wha huh?? Yeah, he's plugging his new album.
We understand trying to move on with your life, but we doubt Olivia Pope would spin this moment quite like that! Is that all he has to say about these horrible allegations?? He says:
"You want to know the truth? I don't read anything. I don't read the good stuff and I don't read the bad stuff, because if I read the good stuff, I've got to read the bad stuff. I don't allow myself to make agreements with nonsense so I just don't take it in. I block it and I make sure my team knows, don't even show me stuff - because unless it's real, I don't even want to see it, I don't even want to talk about it, because you never know where stuff is coming from and you make an agreement with a lie."
That… sounds to us like a denial that any of the accusations have any merit. Though he doesn't actually refer to anything specific, he's heavily implying that there is nonsense out there about him.
Columbus' public strategy seems to be "out of sight, out of mind." Something tells us his wife won't forget so easily.
Ch-ch-check out the pics (below) to see the couple in happier times.
[Image via BauerGriffinOnline.]
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