Matthew Fox accused of assaulting female party bus driver
Matthew Fox, who played leader Jack Shephard on the ABC series "LOST," was recently detained on suspicion of assaulting a female driver of a party bus in Cleveland, Ohio.
Representatives for the 45-year-old actor had no immediate comment on the incident, which authorities say occurred in a parking lot near a nightclub and bar late on Saturday night. No charges have yet been filed.
According to a police report obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com, the 29-year-old driver told officers that Fox had tried to board the private vehicle, asking for a ride to his hotel.
She said she told him the vehicle was rented out and blocked the entrance to the bus. The driver said the actor then began to "punch her in the chest and stomach area." She said she fought back, punching Fox in the mouth and "causing a cut on his lip." She said a witness, a 24-year-old man, tried to help her.
Fox was not arrested formally and was released "to a friend," after which he took a taxi to his hotel, the police report said. Both he and the driver, a local resident, refused medical treatment.
"LOST," a mystery drama series, aired between 2004 and 2010 and was one of ABC's most successful shows at the time. Fox is also known for playing Charlie Salinger, a family's oldest brother and guardian, on the FOX show "Party of Five," which ran between 1994 and 2000.
Fox is set to appear in two movies that are due to be released in 2012 - "I, Alex Cross," with "Conan The Barbarian" actress Rachel Nichols, and "World War Z" with Brad Pitt.