Columbus Short won’t be returning to “Scandal” following his legal troubles.

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After it has been widely reported that the 31-year-old actor has been experiencing a bit of legal troubles surrounding his wife’s allegations of choking, dragging, threatening to kill her and subsequent restraining order filing, Short has released a statement confirming his exit from ABC’s Scandal.

“At this time, I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for three years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today,” Short said. “I would like to first thank Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. 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.”