According to TMZ, Columbus Short is boozing hard and terrorizing the woman he lives with ... IF you buy her version of what's happening in their home -- which a judge did -- but Columbus says she's delusional. Karin Short was granted a temporary restraining order against the ex "Scandal" star on Monday, and Columbus was ordered to move out. In docs, Karin says Columbus' drunken tirades happen at least 3 times a week. She says during one incident he kicked down the door to their bedroom where she was hiding.
But Karin says the last straw was when Columbus allegedly threatened her 18-year-old son, saying he would "whoop his ass like a man." She tells TMZ she doesn't want a divorce -- the TRO is tough love so Columbus realizes he needs to get treatment for his drinking.
For his part, Columbus also doesn't want a divorce, because he tells us THEY'RE NOT MARRIED. In fact, he dismisses her accusations as total BS. The allegations could be damaging for Short, who is already on probation for felony assault.