• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

Matthew Fox Charged With Assault

Matthew Fox IWC Presents - P 2011
Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

On Tuesday, Cleveland prosecutors photographed bruises that bus driver Heather Bormann says were the result of the actor's blows.

A bus driver filed assault charges Tuesday against Matthew Fox for a Saturday night incident in which he allegedly hit her while attempting to board her hired coach in Cleveland.

The city's prosecutors office told CNN it was reviewing Heather Bormann's complaint. The office also took pictures of Bormann's bruised legs and arms, which she claims were the result of the actor's drunken rampage. Fox was in Cleveland shooting the film I, Alex Cross.

STORY: Matthew Fox Arrested for Assaulting Woman in Cleveland

Bormann, a driver for charter bus company Ohio Connection has said Fox physically assaulted her after being denied entry to the bus she was driving, which was rented out for a private party. He was arrested, released and sent home in a taxi on Aug. 28. 

STORY: Matthew Fox Posed for Pictures With Fans Prior to Altercation

“He smelled like a liquor cabinet, like a bar,” Bormann told Cleveland.com of the actor, who attempted to board the bus at about 1:30 am Sunday morning. “I told him, ‘Sorry, buddy, this is a private party. You get off my vehicle.’ I told him three times.”

But, then she says Fox began “swinging on her,” and she then retaliated by punching the actor in the mouth. Bormann says she went to the hospital to have her left hand which is bruised and swollen, bandaged.

STORY: Matthew Fox’s Career: What’s Up Next for the Actor

Bormann says she didn’t recognize the LOST star until after he was taken into custody.

Neither Fox nor representatives for I, Alex Cross have commented on the situation. 

Lauren Schutte contributed to this report.