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Lane Garrison to Detectives

The Video Is Deceiving

I Never Hit Her

4/24/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lane Garrison
-- who is sitting in jail after being arrested Sunday for felony domestic violence -- told Beverly Hills detectives Monday he never struck his ex-girlfriend, and he says the surveillance video proves it.

Lane and his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly, got into a verbal argument that turned physical Saturday night and the surveillance video, obtained by TMZ, shows Lane with what looks like an outstretched, closed fist make contact with Ashley's face. 

But Lane told detectives ... what really happened was that Ashley had grabbed his cell phone and the video actually shows him reaching to grab his phone back -- NOT striking her.

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Lane says he ended up getting Ashley's cell phone, and that's when she threw his phone against the wall and smashed it. He says when he walked out, he childishly threw her cell phone in retaliation.

When you look at the surveillance video closely, Lane's scenario is plausible.

Our sources also say Lane told detectives there are text messages from Ashley that are incriminating and that's why they were fighting over the cell phone -- she didn't want him disclosing any of the info she sent to him.

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My Big Salami    

Besides TMZ does anyone know who Lane Garrison is?

880 days ago
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Phreaky    

He already proved he lied by trying to say he was dog-sitting for an acting coach who just happened to live in the same building. Come on. The guy is guilty as sin.

880 days ago
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Phreaky    

Just watched the video again and he 100% swung at her and hit her. LIAR.

880 days ago
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jc_hum    

First you can see it isn't a closed fist so TMZ got that wrong, and by the video while I'm sure he made some contact with her, I don't think he straight up and hit her. Still any time you lay your hands on a women, espesially the crazy ones, you better know this could happen. I'm guessing there's alot more to this then we'll ever know.

880 days ago
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who dat    

These two idiots deserve each other.

880 days ago
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yessir    

That was definitely a slapping motion and it was directed at her face. It was not a reaching to get my phone motion.

880 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

" text messages from Ashley that are incriminating " I think we know she hates your guts.

880 days ago
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Dover    

Be accountable here, you don't want someone grabbing at you, don't steal their phone. And don't get one of your friends to put marks on your body. If there is one thing I have learned in this world: Women will lie easier than breathing.

879 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

he is using the lindsay excuse..video shows him doing it.but deny deny deny he will blame a gust of wind nex

879 days ago
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marymac    

Funny how he came up with the story AFTER reviewing the video; it's probably HER cell phone he's trying to grab, she was probably calling cops. Back to prison ya go, killer

879 days ago
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Spider    

I'm still looking for the moment he placed her in a chair to calm her down.

879 days ago
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Joe     

Not saying whose right or wrong. Look at the video, she has a cell phone in both hands.

879 days ago
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Truth    

didn't look like a hard hit at all....more like a defensive slap because she was trowing her hands at him. i believe that one should never hit a woman under any cir***stances unless she is point a gun at you or coming at you with a weapon but this video is really not proof to the extent that everyone is calling for this guys head. I might be wrong and he might be a total sc@mb@g but TMZ should not be the judge and jury on this. Hopefully there will be proper justice.

879 days ago
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lwsgirl414    

so is tmz on crack or do they just like to stick up for woman beaters. IT's clearly visible he hit her. Unless she was holding his cell phone directly in fron of her face cause that's where he struck her. He needs to go back to jail.

879 days ago
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ptay    

There TMZ goes again, defending the male assailant. Why do you hate women so much, TMZ? Seriously, you'll do anything to make them look bad. It's people like you that make women not want to press charges. You make me sick.

879 days ago
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