Normally when celebrities get into it on Twitter, it’s usually a harmless little misunderstanding and everyone forgets about it because the whole thing was pretty stupid to begin with. This is not one of those cases. After a fan asked Dominic Monaghan to convince his Lost co-star Matthew Fox to join Twitter, Dominic laid into Matthew in one of the most astonishingly ballsy social media take-downs ever. Via Jezebel:
Becca wrote: “holla at matthew fox and tell him to get a twitter i beg of you” Monaghan’s reply? he beats women. No thanks.
Wait, you might think, drinking is one thing, but just because he hit a woman once doesn’t mean he does it all the time! That was Becca’s train of thought. She replied to Monaghan in all caps: “I KNOW IT WAS WRONG BUT WHAT?! WHAT ABOUT ALL THOSE GOOD TIMES YOU HAD TOGETHER?!”
Monaghan responded: how do you know we ever did?you don’t know either of us.he beats women.not isolated incidents.often.not interested.
Not isolated incidents. That’s a bold statement, for which there are no publicly recorded charges.
As Monaghan was answering questions on Twitter in an effort to promote his new documentary series Wild Things, Becca wasn’t the only one reading his tweets. A Lost fan going by the user name of Fate 815 snapped, “Spreading an accusation that EVEN eww-TMZ didn’t make… How classy. Hope Matthew Fox sues you for defamation.” And continued: “He knows nothing, he’s just spreading rumors based on TMZ (!), hates Matthew Fox for personal reasons & bashes him.” Another fan sighed, “I loved Dom but he just lost so much respect from me.”
As for Monaghan, who is not exactly known for talking shit about people, these were last words (on Twitter, anyhow) on the subject:
It’s very difficult to sue someone for speaking the truth.
If this is true — and it has to be, otherwise Monaghan just dug his own grave — bravo America on once again saying it’s completely okay to be abusive as long as you’re attractive and famous. And another big congratulations for assuming that you know more about someone than a guy who actually worked closely with him, because you saw them on a TV show together. This is why paint cans have warning labels telling you not to drink them.