2014 has been a tough year for Columbus Short.
The former “Scandal” star was charged with misdemeanor spousal battery in February, aggravated assault in March, lost his job on the hit ABC show, was hit with a million dollar lawsuit and most recently – over the Fourth of July weekend – was arrested for public intoxication in Texas.
This week, Short spoke with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush about his recent troubles.
Short says he has no hard feelings when it comes to his most recent TV exit.
“I think, at a certain point, when you’re [hearing] a barrage of stories after stories, ABC justifiably would want to distance themselves,” he told Access Hollywood. “They did the right thing.” The actor went on to praise his co-workers for their unwavering support while he went through those difficult times. “They did not throw me to the curb like trash — that’s my family,” Short said. “They knew that I was going through a tough season and rallied around me and wrapped their arms around me, from Shonda to the craft service man. We’re a family.”