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Garrison Lived with Jessica as Troubled Teen

12/5/2006 4:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

As a troubled teen in Richardson, Tex., Lane Garrison turned to his family minister -- who just happened to be Jessica Simpson's father Joe. Garrison ended up living with Jessica and the Simpson clan for almost a year, and has said that he and Jessica "grew up together."
Lane Garrison and Jessica Simpson
Jessica's rep tells TMZ, "She loves him and wishes him well during this difficult time." Garrison was the driver of a car involved in an accident last weekend that killed 17-year-old Vahagn Setian.

Earlier this year, Lane told PEOPLE magazine about his adolescent days; he "stole everything" he could, including cars and stereos. At 15, after an abortive attempt to steal a jug of wine from a stranger's garage, Garrison says his mom "slapped the crap" out of him and actually took him to a police station to scare him. At 17, Garrison was sent to live with the Simpsons, and Lane told PEOPLE that he's "very grateful" to Joe Simpson for the experience, even though living with Jessica was "torture" because she was "gorgeous."

TMZ learned yesterday that Garrison is being investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence in the fatal crash. Garrison's lawyer told TMZ that he doubts that his client was intoxicated at the time of the accident.


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Living with the f*cked up Simpson family would make me turn to alcohol, too.

2880 days ago


I shouldn't have gotten in the vehicle!

2880 days ago


That joe simpson is one creepy turd.

2880 days ago


Wow this is starting to look just like Britany SPears all over again!!!

2880 days ago


ummmm WHO CARES?!

2880 days ago

Kevin Keckeisen    

Wishes him well? As in, getting off Scot-Free?? Nice morals, Jess. But when you have the morals of a frigin' ALLEY CAT, what can you expect.

2880 days ago


guess your mommy didnt scare you enough at age 15, nor apparently did Rev. Joe. You have been getting away with things your whole life sir, now you have taken a life.

Your mommy, Jessica, Rev Joe or your fellow cast members cant help you now--only you, and now the court and jail systems, can and will soon be guiding the life you did not on your own.

Your lawyer will stall the inevetiable for a time, but your day of Reckoning is soon to arrive. Should have listened to your Mom and the Cops at 15.

2880 days ago

Keith Cash    

That was nice to have a place to live. There are so many that do not have that opportunity.

Good Info.

2880 days ago


Nail this idiot for DUI and vehicular manslaughter.

2880 days ago


oh, that definitely explains why he's a loser and, uhum, a murderer!

2880 days ago


He lived with Joe Simpson? Well that explains the desire for teenage girls...guess that's what Joe was preaching to him behind closed doors!!

2880 days ago

We, are not amused.    

This putz will not spend one night in jail, or have to do anything other than "community service":
"When you have the right legal representation on your side, this is the greatest legal system in the world"
Harlan Braun is without a doubt, one of the best. Remember he got just for one of those cops that got caught up in that Rodney King mess a few years back!
I hope this guy got to play "stink finger" with the Simpson girls way back when

2880 days ago

upset about it all    

Lane is a GREAT guy who has had a hard life. All of you judging him so harshly obviously don't know the first thing about him. THIS IS A TRAGEDY FOR ALL INVOLVED. please remember that instead of being so quick to condemn him...

2880 days ago

Jo Blo    

lol @ stink finger.

but this sh*t is old news. why is it being posted now?

2880 days ago

beware of big dark HERPE caves    

Who cares who he lived with!!!!!!!! The fact is he's a MURDERER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a pervert.

2880 days ago
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