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Bus driver drops assault lawsuit against former ‘Lost’ star

    FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2010 file photo, actor Matthew Fox talks to The Associated Press during the launch of the new play "In a Forest, Dark and Deep" at the Vaudeville theatre in London. Fox, star of the television show "Lost," has been charged with drunken driving in Oregon. Police in Bend say the 45-year-old who lives in the Central Oregon city was stopped early Friday, May 4, 2012 after an officer noticed a motorist failing to signal properly or stay within a lane of traffic. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

CLEVELAND >> A private bus driver in Ohio who claimed she was punched by Matthew Fox has withdrawn her lawsuit against the actor.

Heather Bormann sued the former star of TV’s “Lost” in November, seeking $75,000 in damages. Fox countersued, claiming the Cleveland woman assaulted and slandered him. Court records show both suits were dropped Thursday.

Bormann had alleged Fox struck her in the breast, groin, arm and legs after she stopped him from boarding a chartered party bus on Aug. 28, 2011, in Cleveland. She says she hit him in self-defense. Fox was in town making a movie and wasn’t charged.

Bormann’s former attorney says the woman could not afford to continue the case.

Fox’s attorneys referred calls to the actor’s spokeswoman, who did not immediately respond to email messages.

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