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Dominic Monaghan calls fellow ‘Lost’ co-star Matthew Fox a “woman beater” on Twitter

Gabriel Ruzin

May 30th, 2012

Dominic Monaghan and Matthew Fox

Say what you will about Twitter being a bullhorn for the gibbering cacophony of the internet. Sometimes it can break a pretty interesting story or two.

Like this one, where one of Dominic Monaghan's (LORD OF THE RINGS, Lost) followers beseeched him a few days ago to ask fellow Lost-ian star Matthew Fox to start up a Twitter account of his own. Monaghan's answer was a tad on the blunt side:

For those uninitiated in the Twitter-verse, that blue checkmark next to Dom's name means that he has been indeed verified as the "real" Dominic Monaghan, lest some of you wonder if this is an impostor in disguise. Nope, that's Dom in the flesh, accusing Matthew Fox of smacking women around.

When celeb-on-celeb attacks happen in this day and age, the internet hive mind's first instinct is to divvy themselves up into the Hatfields and McCoys. This instance, of course, was no exception. @omgbeccaa's bizarre response was to opine that Monaghan should try to look past the ugly 'Matthew Fox thumps on chicks' stuff and remember the good times that he had with Fox on the Lost set (known in some circles as the 'Chris Brown defense'). Dominic's response is an unamused one:

An audacious claim from Monaghan, considering that Fox has never been convicted of any violent act towards women. Of course, he was just pulled over for drinking and driving just a few weeks ago. And then there was that time in August of last year when the female driver of a party bus in Cleveland said that a severely intoxicated Fox tried to board her bus without permission and, when she refused him entry, he punched her repeatedly in the breasts.

So is this just a byproduct of some unresolved bad blood between former television co-stars or does booze and women make Matthew Fox a little beat-y? When prodded by an angry member of Team Matthew that he could be the target of a lawsuit because of his accusations, Dominic Monaghan's final thought on the subject wrapped his opinion up pretty neatly:

"...It's very difficult to sue someone for speaking the truth..."

With all this in mind, at least we now probably know the reason for Dominic's incredibly uncomfortable smile in this article's main picture: he hates that other dude's guts. Another celebrity feud brought to you by Twitter.

Sources: Twitter via Jezebel

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  • Nope

    I am sorry – how is this movie news? Gross, you guys, really.

    • http://twitter.com/BradMcHargue Brad McHargue

      Because it’s news. About actors. Just because it’s not casting news or a new trailer or poster or whatnot doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be reported on. It’s also incredibly interesting, given the scope and influence Twitter has one things such as this. 

      • Nope

         It’s gossip and trash.

  • GabrielRuzin

    It may not be ‘news’ per se, but it’s newsWORTHY, given the fact that two prominent actors seem to have a pretty serious beef and one may or may not have a woman-punching problem. Lots of people like knowing about celebrities’ personal lives, like it or not. :)

    Thanks for reading!

  • https://twitter.com/#!/haversam [A]

    omgbeccaa sounds/looks like a really stupid person. 

    • GabrielRuzin

      I wish I didn’t spend enough time Twitter to know that she has a ton of company, but I do.

      Not saying one way or another that the above accusation is true, of course, but some people get crazy irate if anyone dares say something about their heroes. It’s nuts.

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