Columbus Short

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Columbus Short is in the middle of some major drama—the kind not even Olivia Pope can help with. 

The former Scandal star found himself in some hot water with his girlfriend Karrine Steffans on Tuesday when she posted a photo on her Instagram account of the 33-year-old actor in which what appear to be his belongings are scattered across the floor.  

"Somebody come get @officialcshort cheating ass and all his s--t," she captioned the image. She continued to tag the Instagram accounts of several women she alleges Short had sex with.

 The Vixens author subsequently shared a video of his items strewn around the room and then zoomed in on a stoic Short sitting in a chair wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

"Nobody has anything to say," Steffans narrated in the background of the video. "Oh, hi Columbus. You okay? You feeling okay?" she continued sarcastically.

"I'm just hurt," she admitted on her Twitter account.

Hours later, Short also took to Twitter to react to the publicized domestic dispute.

"Just want to say....that it's unfortunate that way things end up. I felt truly that a woman gave me a home and a place to get my mind right and a place to maturate gifts that I wasn't able to foster, without stability," he wrote.

"I love Karin and her brilliantly talented son. But toxicity of any kind isn't healthy for anyone. I've been working hard to bring you guys quality movies, music and art. And that's exactly what will Continue to happen. How could you not love a woman who took you in a broken place and allow you to heal. I'm thankful for the journey and it ain't the first time I've been homeless. But will definitely be the last!! When it's all said and done stand strong stand tall and Most of all UNBROKEN......If I'm still standing you have no excuse!"

Columbus Short, The Girl Is in Trouble

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While Karrine may use the last name Short on her social media, she is not legally married to the star—as he is still technically married to his second wife, Tuere Tanee Short.

Tuere filed for divorce from her estranged husband in 2014 and was also granted a temporary restraining order against the actor. In court documents obtained by E! News, she claimed Short choked her and threatened to kill her while he appeared intoxicated. At the time, she requested full custody of their only child, daughter Ayala Short.

The actor later admitted to previous struggles with alcohol and cocaine abuse—the main reason behind his departure from Scandal before its fourth season.

"I was going through a lot, going through a lot in my marriage," he said during an interview with Access Hollywood Live. "I had a lot of loss, tragic loss, so it's tough."

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