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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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31.

Jo Blo    

Well, you are stupid and should be locked up if you think that. PSYCHO!

2842 days ago
32.

a better mom    

Why oh Why were two 15 yr old girls in the car with a 17 year old dead boy and a 20 something driver? Where were the teens parents? Don't blame the driver--blame the mom who let her kids go out with a "Grown Ass Man"

2842 days ago
33.

Oscar in Miami Beach    

Another Hollywood brat that thinks because he's on a TV program he can do what ever he wants including drunken murder. Next will be the P. Hilton or her anorexic friend/no friend/friend, etc... it is shame our society condones these acts from this airheads. They will always end up with the death of somebody. Hello Mel, etc...

2842 days ago
34.

stupidity is contagious =[    

you sh*theads who are posting as vahagn and the other 2 girls from the accident are lower than dirt. so they probably made a bad mistake by getting in the car, but that in no f***ing way gives you the right to f***ing belittle them and mock them. that's just f***ing vile and disgusting. someone died in one of the most unimaginable ways possible, and yet you think that it's time to make jokes. well here's a newsflash- YOU'RE NOT FUNNY AND YOU DESERVE TO BE SHOT FOR THAT.

2842 days ago
35.

jackdaniels    

Who f***ing cares if he lived with Jessica and her preacher mac pimp daddy, this isnt gonna change anything that has all ready happened, A young man has lost his life cause some adult chose to drink and drive, there is no excuse for this, what cause he had a hard life its an excuse to drink and drive and kill someone , lots of people have had a hard life, this has nothing to do with the facts he KILLED someone.

2842 days ago
36.

Waaah!    

I agree with #31.

2842 days ago
37.

V.V.    

Argh, it takes some sort of intent even if it was a few seconds before the act for you to be charged with murder. What we have here is manslaugher reckless and/or criminal negligent. The being drunk while committing the offense adds time to the crime but does not make it murder.

2842 days ago
38.

sean    

bad seed.

2842 days ago
39.

Allen Walton    

Yeah......Joe Simpson wasn't even a minister at Heights Baptist Church. He ran sound in the youth area for when the worship band came on stage. Nobody at that church will even talk to him, they dislike him so much...

2842 days ago
40.

Krista    

This just gets stranger and stranger...

He was great in Prison Break, sounds like he's led a hard life and it's hard not to sympathize with him. Its definitely sad that someone lost their life due to his poor choice, but I believe it's punishment enough to have to live with the guilt for the rest of your life....

2842 days ago
41.

Mad Balls    

Wow , alll this sh*t I've heard some of . it would explain why it looks like Ashlee is trying to change into Micheal Jackson or the Lost Ashley twin . Didn't I hear somthing about Papa getting accused of alchoholic parties with minors some time ago . I think the Iraq invasion squashed it and they told him to keep his dick in his pants . Probably some weird Joe jack-off Papa knows best sh*t going on . Dickhead. I say put him into a car with Anna nichole and have Anna give "Prison break " f8ck-up a BLOWJ B while OJ is Doin' his ass and crash all them bastards into Paris Hiltons' Mutated Herpes' blister and send all them murderers to Dickhead hell. Dickheads .

2842 days ago
42.

Cherry    

The reality is , this guy made the decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive after drinking. Celebrity or not, he needs to be responsible and accountable for his
actions. He DID have the choice to NOT drink and drive. Everyone has "Life" circumstances -

2841 days ago
43.

co co    

Obviously it is a sad thing that happened. Just because this guy is famous doesn't mean he doesn't have feelings. I'm sure he is EXTREMELY upset over what happened. He didnt kill the young man on purpose. It was an ACCIDENT. It has not been proven that he was driving intoxicated, but even if he was; I'm sure half of the people posting on this site have driven after drinking, and were fortunate enough to have made it home safe. Unfortunately, accidents happen. I feel terrible for all involved, including the driver.

2840 days ago
44.

Jo Blo    

Learn how to spell, you ignorant retard.

2835 days ago
45.

Jo Blo    

Sitting by him in high school lit class doesn't make him your best friend, LOL.

2835 days ago
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