Columbus Brief is opening up about being arrested for home violence.
The 39-year-old actor was arrested on Feb. 3 at 1 a.m. by the Los Angeles Police Division, in keeping with on-line data. Bail was set at $50,000, and he was launched on bond.
A rep for the division confirmed to Each day Put up Digital that he was arrested for home violence and that his courtroom date was set for June 6.
Brief, who has confronted home violence allegations up to now, took to social media to handle the scenario, sharing a hyperlink to an Instagram submit that has since expired or been eliminated.
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“Marriages are challenging but getting through it is the blessing! I AM not [an] abusive man nor am I on drugs but drinking alcohol makes my words unholy sometimes,” he wrote alongside a video. “My wife and I are working on our marriage. The real work w/ @callmemrsshort #MyApologies.”
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“I know there’s some stuff out here in the media again, arrested for felony domestic violence, but let me tell you what really happened,” the “Scandal” actor mentioned within the video.
“I asked my wife to leave the home due to my frustration and I grabbed her phone, which I shouldn’t have [done] and I scratched her hand,” Brief claimed. “Post-OJ, the police came here, detectives were here, it was a whole just ridiculous thing.”
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The actor insisted that authorities “had to make a decision” however did not need to arrest him or his spouse, Aida Abramyan.
“Based on that scratch, I went to jail,” the actor mentioned within the video, as re-shared by The Shade Room. “I’m sorry for anybody that I let down. I’m grinding, I’m working hard, but, my apologies.”
TMZ experiences that Brief advised authorities that his spouse allegedly punched him within the face, although police discovered no such markings.
Per the outlet, Brief was arrested for home violence again in 2018, pleaded no contest and spent 34 days behind bars.
A rep for Brief didn’t instantly reply to Each day Put up Digital’s request for remark.