Short, 31, was involved in a March 15 incident where he was
alleged to have punched and knocked out a male guest at a
restaurant in West Los Angeles, the District Attorney's office
said in a statement.
The actor was booked and released from Claremont Police
Department in eastern Los Angeles County after posting $50,000
bail. The actor is due in court at a later date, and if
convicted, he faces up to four years in state prison.
Short has a supporting role in ABC's "Scandal" alongside lead
actress Kerry Washington, playing a member of Olivia Pope's
covert crisis management team operating in the murky political
world of Washington D.C.
ABC, owned by the Walt Disney Co., declined to comment on the
incident. Representatives for the actor did not immediately
respond to requests for comment.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; editing by Mary Milliken and
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