Columbus Short’s legal problems just got a little more complicated after the former Scandal star missed a mandatory court hearing in his felony battery case yesterday (10/27).
A Los Angeles County judge issued a warrant for Short’s arrest, revoked the actor’s prior bond and doubled his bail after he failed to appear.
Short’s lawyer Michael Levin told the court his client was kicked off a flight to Los Angeles from Atlanta, Georgia.
He told the New York Daily News,
“His failure to appear was due to circumstances beyond his control.”
Short spent several days behind bars recently after missing a court date in August.
He pleaded not guilty to the felony battery of alleged victim Felton Hyche III, who claims the actor “viciously lunged” at him after they had a verbal disagreement outside of a Los Angeles Bar.