Troubled actor Columbus Short appears to have skipped a court date in Los Angeles on Wednesday to attend Barbados’ Crop Over.
A bench warrant for the former Scandal star’s arrest was issued on Wednesday after he failed to attend a hearing in his domestic violence case, relating to an altercation with his estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short, in April.
No explanation was given for his absence, which occurred a day after he narrowly avoided becoming a wanted man in a separate criminal case on Tuesday, after turning up late for another hearing.
However, the reason for Short’s no show has now become public after he was snapped arriving at the Grantley Adams International Airport on Wednesday evening to attend the annual Crop Over festival.
Short is due to make various appearances throughout the festivities, which will wrap up on Monday night.
Last evening, Fantasy Barbados held a welcome reception for the Hollywood star under the patronage of Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley.
Tomorrow, he is scheduled to be special guest at Splash block party and is also due to be jumping on the road with Fantasy Barbados on Monday.
Short has yet to address the latest development in his legal woes.
The actor is also facing a felony charge of aggravated battery relating to a bloody bar brawl in Los Angeles in March and a count for public intoxication following an arrest in Dallas, Texas during the U.S. Independence Day celebrations. (with reports from Toronto Sun)