Actor Matthew Fox attends IWC Flagship Boutique New York City Grand Opening at IWC Boutique on April 25, 2012 in New York City.
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CLEVELAND - It's been more than a year since Matthew Fox was in Cleveland to film the new action movie, "I, Alex Cross" and since his alleged altercation with a female bus driver that resulted in a now-dismissed lawsuit against the actor.
According to usmagazine.com, the former "Lost" star will appear on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" Wednesday to discuss his alleged fight with a female bus driver in Aug. 2011 as well as his DUI arrest this past May.
"There's been some negative things written about me and said about me in the last year," Fox said on the show. "There is a woman in Cleveland who that claims that I hit her...I think she specifically says that I hit her in private parts of her body, actually."
Last year, Fox reportedly attempted to board a party bus in The Flats. When driver Heather Bormann denied Fox entry, he allegedly punched Bormann in the crotch and breast. She retaliated and punched the actor in the mouth, cutting his lip.
"It's been a very tough year for myself and my family," he said. "It's difficult to be accused of something that you did not do. I've never hit a woman in my life. Never have, never will. That's not a part of who I am as a man and hold that very dear to how I define my character. So that's been very difficult."
Fox told DeGeneres he believes Bormann was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"I was actually sucker punched in the face by a man and I retaliated against the man that sucker punched me in the face. So a fight broke out and she was a woman that was in proximity to that, and she decided that she was going to write up a different version of events that happened that night and try and extort money from me. That was what went down," Fox explained on the show. "And it went into first a criminal case. Because she alleged that I hit her."
Fox added, "The prosecutors in Cleveland took about six seconds to see that it was hoax and threw that out. But then it moved into a civil case and we had to depose witnesses and find the truth and it took quite a long time. So now it's in the past and the case was dismissed. Now, I can finally speak my side of the story for the first time."
The movie "I, Alex Cross" opens in theaters Friday, Oct. 19.
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