Good News for Matthew Fox: Female Bus Driver Drops Assault Lawsuit

Just days after Fox's former Lost costar publicly accused him of beating women, the bus driver who claimed he attacked her has withdrawn her suit

Finally, a headline that Matthew Fox doesn't have to be ashamed of! The Cleveland bus driver who was suing the Lost star for assault has dropped her lawsuit, according to Entertainment Weekly.

The lawsuit goes back to August 2011, when Fox, 45, allegedly tried to board a party bus driven by Heather Bormann, 29. According to Bormann, Fox was drunk and became violent when she refused him entry, punching her repeatedly on her arms, legs, chest and crotch.

"He smelled like a liquor cabinet -- like a bar," Bormann told People, adding that the actor "really scared the crap out of me."

Three months after the incident, Fox filed a counter-suit against Bormann, claiming that she had attacked him unprovoked, and that her lawsuit subjected him to "public hatred, contempt, ridicule and shame." By then, her criminal case against Fox had been dropped, but her $75,000 civil suit was still pending. Now that's been dismissed as well.

EW reports that Bormann's attorney withdrew from the case in April, saying his client "intentionally failed and refused to provide full and timely cooperation and information," and hadn't paid his out-of-pocket expenses.

Curiously, news of Bormann's dropped lawsuit comes just days after Fox was publicly accused of repeatedly abusing women.

"He beats women. not isolated incidents. often," Fox's former Lost costar Dominic Monaghan claimed via Twitter.

A cynical person might imagine that Fox settled out of court with Bormann to avoid further tarnishing his reputation. But we don't know if there was any settlement involved. Furthermore, Monaghan offered no evidence, and Bormann's case was too weak to sustain a criminal trial. At this point, all the ugly accusations against Fox are just hearsay.

All except one, that is. On May 4, Fox was arrested for driving under the influence, and is now facing charges of DUI and driving without a license. His arraignment is set for June 7.

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