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Columbus Short planning to appeal in domestic violence case

Actor Columbus Short is planning to file an appeal in his domestic violence case with estranged wife Tanee McCall-Short, insisting he never hurt her.

The former Scandal star was accused of attacking his estranged wife during a heated altercation at their home in California in April (14), but he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor spousal battery last month (Aug14).


He received a sentence of three years probation, 30 days of community labor, and counseling for domestic violence, but Short still wants to expunge the case from his official record.


After an unrelated court appearance for a felony battery case on Wednesday (17Sep14), Short told the New York Daily News, "I'll probably file an appeal in the case because I don't want it on my record since I didn't do it.


"I took a deal when I didn't really know what was going on. It was so rushed. I was in custody, and I was trying to make it to (another) courthouse (for another case)... I've never touched a woman, never touched a woman like that in my life. She's (Tanee) just upset, a woman scorned."