The bus driver who accused Matthew Fox of assaulting her in Cleveland says the incident left her beaten and shaken.
“It was all tears,” Heather Bormann, 29, told Cleveland.comon Monday of the alleged assault that she says left her bruised on her arms, leg, thighs and chest. “He really scared the crap out of me.”
Around 1:30 a.m., Fox, who was in the area filming I, Alex Cross, allegedly tried to get on a charter bus Bormann was driving for a private party but was refused entry.
“He smelled like a liquor cabinet – like a bar,” Bormann recalls. “I told him, ‘Sorry buddy, this is a private party. You have to get off my vehicle.’ I told him three times. He never said a word. He just looked at me.”
The former Lost star began “swinging” at Bormann when she denied him entry, she says, and he continued to attack her until she fought back by punching him in the mouth.
According to Bormann, Fox then stumbled backward into a fence, wiped the blood from his mouth and attacked her again. Hitting him in the back of the head to protect herself, Bormann says her hand is now bandaged, swollen and cut. Bormann says she plans on pressing charges.
A rep for the Cleveland police department confirmed on Monday that the actor was detained but not arrested.
Fox’s rep has not commented.
BY DAHVI SHIRA