As TMZ first reported, Matthew Fox was temporarily detained in Cleveland on Saturday night after police investigated an altercation between the Lost actor and a private party-bus driver. Heather Bormann, 29, told authorities that Fox attempted to board her vehicle outside Shooters Bar in the Flats district of the city. When she told him he was trespassing and attempted to stop him, she alleged he struck her repeatedly in the chest and stomach. According to the police report, Bormann hit back, connecting with Fox in the face and causing a cut lip. Fox was not arrested and was released to a friend. A spokesperson for the Cleveland Police said in an e-mail that “Officers do not have to arrest on a misdemeanor charge (assault) unless they witnessed it. For a misdemeanor offense it is up to the victim to consult with a prosecutor to press charges.”
Bormann intends to do just that tomorrow. “Even before [the police officer] told me who he was, I intended to pursue this,” says Bormann. “His first punch landed on my crotch, and his second punch hit my breast. I really felt violated.”
Fox’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.