Actor Columbus Short attends the 45th NAACP Awards Non-Televised Awards Ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 21, 2014 in Pasadena, California

Actor Columbus Short attends the 45th NAACP Awards Non-Televised Awards Ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 21, 2014 in Pasadena, California

*The man Columbus Short allegedly knocked out in a bar is reportedly planning to sue the actor after an out-of-court settlement fell apart over Short’s new financial status.

The victim’s lawyer tells TMZ that Short offered to pay a handsome sum to settle with the guy, but the actor pulled the plug, saying he was just fired from “Scandal” and his income stream has dried up.

The victim had asked Columbus for several hundred thousand dollars to cover medical expenses, including an expected surgery to repair facial fractures, as well as pain and suffering, TMZ reports.

According to the website, Columbus can expect a lawsuit as early as Friday.