Report: Matthew Fox Assaults Female Bus Driver

Celebrity News Aug. 29, 2011 AT 1:23PM
Report: Matthew Fox Assaults Female Bus Driver Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

The good times came screeching to a halt on a party bus in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday -- when actor Matthew Fox got into a reported fisticuffs with a female driver.

TMZ reports that the Lost star was briefly detained by police after allegedly punching a woman outside a bar. Fox apparently tried to board the party bus even though he wasn't a guest; the female driver then attempted to block his entry. Fox then allegedly punched her more than once.

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The driver, named Heather Bormann, retaliated, punching Fox "in the mouth...causing a cut on the lip," a police report reads.

Fox was hand-cuffed and later detained by police; no formal arrest was made.

Fox's rep could not be reached for comment.

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Bormann later told TMZ that Fox was intoxicated. "He just kept staring at me with his mouth wide open and not saying anything. I told him, 'You have to leave buddy. You are trespassing on my bus.'"

He then "leaned in and started punching my crotch and breast."

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When Bormann hit back, she says, "This was my self-defense....This was the only way I could protect myself...from a man beating up on a woman."

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