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Former 'Scandal' star Columbus Short pleads not guilty to felony battery in Los Angeles
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:15 PM EDT
Former "Scandal" star Columbus Short has pleaded not guilty to felony battery for a fight that seriously injured a man at a West Hollywood restaurant earlier this year.
The case is one of several involving Short and allegations of violence. He faces a misdemeanor spousal battery case and his estranged wife has a temporary restraining order against him.
The actor's attorney Jeff Jacquet has said Short will contest the restraining order and it will require a lengthy evidentiary hearing.
Short announced last month that he wasn't returning to the hit series "Scandal" for its fourth season.