. . . Or was he the centaur from Lord of the Rings? We're a little shaky on the details. Anyway, Dominic Monaghan, one of the actors having all that weird gnome sex on Dr. Who, also spent a good long stretch in TV land on Lost, where he played the bald-headed paraplegic named after a 17th century political philosopher who has special powers. Obviously, that means he shared a lot of screen time with Matthew Fox, but the production didn't seem to cement a friendship between the two.
While taking Twitter questions this week, Monaghan threw his co-star under the bus with the following exchange described by the Daily Beast:
“He beats women. No thanks.” When the fan, @omggbeccaa, responded to his tweet by writing, “What about all those good times you had together?” Monaghan was unperturbed: “How do you know we ever did? You don’t know either of us. He beats women. Not isolated incidents. Often.”
Monaghan, facing the ire of disbelieving Fox fans, got a little dickish, explaining the law, or as it runs in Narnia.
When fans goaded Monaghan, he continued: “an accusation is when you ‘claim’ someone did something wrong. i know. but hey little fan girl maybe want to get slapped.” And, the former Lord of the Rings star continued: “It’s very difficult to sue someone for speaking the truth. Have you received an education dear?”
Of course, for Clevelanders, none of this is news. Last summer, Fox was in town filming "I, Alex Cross"; one evening a blotto Fox got into an altercation with Heather Bormann, the driver of a party bus. Fox tried to climb aboard, Bormann said no, and the actor allegedly punched her in the chest and stomach. Criminal charges were not filed, although Bormann did file a civil action — one that was later dropped.
Monagham's comments have now set off a lot of intense discussion at Lost fan meet-ups and on message boards. Personally, we think Monagham is just a little jealous, probably because a stud like Fox had a better shot with an A-list babe like Natalie Portman on set.