Matthew Fox appears on the November cover of Men's Fitness, to promote his latest movie, Alex Cross, and he took some time to wipe the record clean from what's appeared to be a few rocky years.
The Lost ex-pat was arrested for a DUI this July, and the summer before was accused of physical assault for allegedly punching a woman in the chest and groin area. The charges have since been dropped, but that didn't stop his former co-star, Dominic Monaghan, from calling him a "woman beater" and alluding to his Twitter followers that Matthew hits ladies on a regular basis.
“It’s been a long, trying year of sitting on my hands on a lot of negative sh*t said about me, when they’re the furthest things from who I am," he told the magazine. "In the 46 years I’ve been breathing on this planet, I have never hit a woman before. Never have, never will. But I think there’s still gonna be a lot of people out there who’ll think it’s true no matter what. Out of all the negative sh*t, the only thing that’s true is that I was arrested for a DUI.”
Speaking of that DUI, Matthew admits he was inebriated at the time and calls the decision to drive "stupid" and says he was given the "lowest level of alcohol informational treatment the state of Oregon will allow."
The actor holed up for four Sundays doing group treatment and swears he's a changed man.
"I will bet you any amount of money that I will never get behind the wheel of a car after even one drink," he said. "The rest of it, the Cleveland situation, the [Dominick] Monaghan situation — was a pile of bulls**t, and I’m not gonna waste too much breath on that.”
Matthew plays a crazed serial killer alongside Tyler Perry in Alex Cross out on Oct. 19.
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