Actor Matthew Fox has filed a counterclaim to charter bus driver Heather Bormann’s lawsuit that he assaulted her about 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 28 in the Flats.
Bormann filed her lawsuit after telling police that she refused to let him board a private party bus for Ohio Connection that she was driving. She said Fox, who was asking for a ride to his hotel, attacked her.
Fox, 45, was in Cleveland for the filming of the movie “I, Alex Cross.” Bormann, 29, and a mother of three, said she was parked near Shooters at 1148 Main Avenue and talking to two of the 17 men on her bus when Fox tried to get on.
She said Fox started swinging at her, leaving bruises on her arms, right leg, thighs and chest. Bormann also said she thought Fox would eventually stop hitting her, but when he continued to attack, she punched him in the mouth.
Three men came to her rescue, and a uniformed off-duty police officer working security for Shooters arrested Fox. He was eventually released and took a taxi back to his hotel with a friend.
Fox filed the counterclaim on Nov. 3 and demanded a jury trial.
Ian Friedman, Fox’s attorney, said he could not make any comments about the counterclaim. Bormann, who could not be reached for comment, has 30 days to answer Fox’s claim.