'Lost' Star Matthew Fox Punched a Woman

August 29, 2011 By:
'Lost' Star Matthew Fox Punched a Woman

Before you get all upset, don’t worry, she kicked his ass.

Over the weekend, Lost star Matthew Fox was detained by police in Cleveland, Ohio after assaulting a woman outside of a bar, according to TMZ.

Law enforcement present at the scene say that Fox was trying to enter a party bus, but he wasn’t a guest on the vehicle. The woman driving the bus tried to stop him from getting on board, and that’s when Fox punched her in the breast and “stomach area”.

And…surprise! Fox was apparently pretty drunk during this whole thing. Which makes the whole “stomach area” part of the story make sense. Because I’m not really sure what part of the body that is—you have a stomach, and you have stuff that’s not a stomach. So I’m guessing he just tossed a fist into the air, someone asked, “what were you going for?” and he slurred “stomach area” and then threw up.

The woman—Heather Borman—then punched Fox back, striking him “in the mouth…causing a cut on his lip.” The woman told police she might have broken her hand from punching him. Borman said of the incident:

“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.'"

At that point, Fox “leaned in and started punching my crotch and breast.”

Borman said: “"I took one hand to his jaw and he was spitting blood. He stumbled backwards."

"This was my self-defense," Borman says.

Thank god this woman kicked his ass, because that just makes the story hilarious. She added:

"This was the only way I could protect myself…..from a man beating up on a woman."

Fox was handcuffed by an off-duty officer. He was later detained by the police, but was released to a friend without being formally arrested. Come on, Ohio police…you’re just going to let this guy back on the streets? We all have stomach areas that need protecting.

A report was taken and the incident is under investigation. Fox’s friend put the actor into a taxi and accompanied him back to his hotel.
Fox hasn’t commented on the incident, most likely because he’s still nursing a hangover. But Borman tells TMZ that she’s meeting with prosecutors today and just may press charges.

Fox is set to star in the upcoming Brad Pitt zombie epic, Word War Z.