Scandal actor Columbus Short must have been exhibiting tough love with he put an alleged fight victim in the hospital because reports have surface that he actually knows the man.
Short’s high-tempered dragon punch left the unnamed man with severe neck, back and facial injuries but for the sake of their mutual acquaintance, he prefers to keep this one out of the courts.
“Scandal” star Columbus Short’s alleged bar fight victim has refused to press charges against the actor — despite serious injuries to his head and back — and we’re told … it’s all because of family ties.
The victim’s lawyer tells TMZ, he’s been in contact with Columbus’ management to come to some sort of settlement without involving police. We’re told the victim has made it clear to investigators he doesn’t want the case pursued criminally.
The reason … the lawyer tells us both men are tight with the same people — the alleged fight went down at a family member’s engagement party — so the victim wants to resolve this as amicably as possible.
If they end up settling, Short could end up paying a boatload in medical expenses — we’re told the victim suffered a facial fracture and a massive concussion from Short’s punch, as well as serious neck and back injuries.
Following March 15’s fisticuffs, Short’s history of violent behavior managed to come to light.
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