Matthew Fox, star of the TV show Lost, was handcuffed by the police in Cleveland when he punched a female party-bus driver who had refused to let him board the private bus, said the police.
Fox, 45, who is in Cleveland filming an adaptation of the James Patterson novel I, Alex Cross, allegedly tried to get on the bus early Sunday morning along with the members of the bachelor party that had rented the vehicle, reports Reuters.
The driver, Heather Bormann, a 29-year-old female, blocked the entrance and informed Fox that he could not board as the bus had been rented out.
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, Bormann said.
Bormann told police that Fox then began to punch her in the chest and stomach. Fox just stepped in for a right hook to my pelvis area and he just started wailing on me like I was a man, Bormann told TMZ. She believed Fox was inebriated.
Bormann retaliated by punching Fox in the mouth, cutting his lip. She said that it took three men to pull Fox away from her and that an off-duty police officer detained him until the police came, added the Reuters report.
Fox was put in a patrol car by police but was eventually released to a friend and took a taxi to his hotel, according to the police report.
Bormann said on Monday that she may have broken her hand and would seek medical attention. She told TMZ that she was meeting with prosecutors on Tuesday to file assault charges.
I don't care that he is a celebrity, Bormann said. Assault is against the law.
Bormann, a mother of three, told Reuters that she didn't recognize Fox as a famous actor. Bormann said one of the officers asked her if she knew who he is? She said she responded, Yeah, the guy who assaulted me.
Attempts to reach Fox or his spokeswoman were unsuccessful.