Well, look who's lord of the bombshells.
The erstwhile Charlie Pace unexpectedly fired back with, "he beats women. No thanks."
Er, come again?
To which an apparently startled @omggbeccaa replied, "I KNOW IT WAS WRONG BUT WHAT?! WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD TOGETHER?!" (In the meantime, she also asked him if marriage to Emilie De Ravin was in his future, and he replied, "No, she's my bud.")
But in response to @omggbeccaa's Fox shock, Monaghan then tweeted, "How do you know we ever did?you don't know either of us.he beats women.not isolated incidents.often.not interested."
While his rep hasn't responded to a request for comment, TMZ is reporting that a source close to Fox says that the actor denies ever beating a woman and doesn't understand why Monaghan—whom he doesn't remember having a beef with on set or anything—would say such a thing.
A female party-bus driver from Cleveland accused of Fox of drunkeness and punching her in the groin last year when she refused him a ride back to his hotel. Prosecutors didn't press charges, but the alleged victim filed a personal injury suit against Fox, and then he countersued for defamation.
Monaghan responded to one skeptic, "an accusation is when you'claim' someone did something wrong.i know.but hey little fan girl maybe want to get slapped around by him? Daddy issues? Blinded by the nice haircut? It's never okay. Maybe you have lower standards."
"sorry about the matthew fox thing stay awesome," @omggbeccaa told Monaghan to close out the exchange. After this, she apparently got slammed by people accusing her of condoning abuse.
"To clear things up- when i wrote that tweet i had no idea it would get that kind of a response from dom.. after that tweet, i wrote back without even thinking- in that moment i was just diassapointed- so for those of you who are saying that i think it is okay to 'beat women' you are wrong, so please stop with the hate tweets," she tweeted. "i respect doms opinion, just not the way he handled the response."
"This should be between matthew and dom," she continued. "i'm so done with this. i love @DomsWildThings. i love matthew fox. i don't support violence against women and i don't know how to spell the word disappointed. thank you very much. leave me out of this now."
Probably not coincidentally, someone tweeting under the handle @josh_holloway wrote today, "Someone needs to take Dominic Monaghan's Twitter away until he's old enough to use it properly. He might hurt himself."
Monaghan quickly set the record straight, informing us: "Josh holloway is not on twitter. And is not represented here. FYI."
(Originally published May 30, 2012, at 5:52 p.m. PT)