It’s a good thing that Columbus Short made the most of his time in Barbados at the Crop Over Festival (Rihanna, who is, of course, Bajan, participated last year) because he’s now behind bars, reports TMZ.com.
“I literally went to Barbados for an HIV charity,” he told California judge, according to the NY Daily News. “I was between a rock and a hard place: the rock being court and the hard place being Barbados and 2,000 kids waiting for me to get there.”
The 31-year-old actor had a warrant out for failure to appear in his ongoing domestic violence case with estranged wife Tanee McCall-Short. After missing not one but two scheduled court dates, Short knew he was in trouble, but headed to Barbados instead, where he partied hard. Upon arrival back in the U.S., Short turned himself in. Bail in both cases is a combined 540K.
Instead of bonding out, Short decided to plea no contest to domestic violence charges. He was sentenced to three years probation, 30 days of community labor in lieu of 45 days in jail and must attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, complete a year-long domestic violence program and stay away from his ex.