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I must admit, I'm not an avid Scandal watcher but I did find it a little ironic that the popular TV series had an off-camera scandal of it's own!

Last week, ‘Scandal’ producer Shonda Rhimes had issued a warning to troubled cast member Columbus Short to get it together or get a pink slip in the wake of his recently physical altercations and legal troubles…..but obviously, he didn’t take heed.

Last week, his wife accused Short of physical abuse and even death threats that led her to file for divorce and even get a restraining order against him and now Columbus aka “Harrison” has been officially relieved of his Gladiator duties.

According to Madame Noire, he issued a statement via his publicist earlier today thanking Shonda, Kerry and the entire cast while solemnly confirming that he’ll no longer be apart of the show.

Will you miss seeing Columbus on Scandal? For more on his exit from the show, you can read the full statement HERE.