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Lane Garrison

Cheating May Have Triggered

Domestic Violence

4/27/2012 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Lane Garrison's girlfriend told him she had been cheating on him during their 8-month relationship, and that may have triggered what appears to be a brutal confrontation later that day.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... according to the police report, the night before the incident, Lane got drunk at the Playboy Mansion, and got thrown out. Lane's girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly, was also at the party and apparently the incident was the final straw for her.

The next day -- last Saturday -- Mattingly texted Garrison that she was breaking up with him and confessed she had been "seeing someone else" while dating him.

According to the police report, later that day, Garrison went to Mattingly's Bev Hills apartment, waited for her and when she arrived he said, "Baby I love you. Come here." They began to argue and according to what Mattingly told cops, Lane grabbed her by her hair from behind, threw her to the ground and began punching and kicking her in the face and head.

The surveillance video (below) -- obtained by TMZ -- only shows one physical incident -- where Lane appears to slap Ashley. But Ashley's account is backed up by 3 witnesses who spoke with cops. According to the police report, one witness said he saw Lane punch Ashley in the face and head. The second witness told cops a similar story.

A third witness -- Stephanie -- told cops she saw Lane bang Mattingly's head on the mirror and then punch her 4 times with closed fists. Stephanie says Lane was screaming, "F**k you bitch. You cheated on me."

Ashley says the day after the incident Lane called her and said he was going to kill himself.

Lane also spoke with cops and claimed he never struck Ashely during their relationship.

We know Lane says he wants to fight it, but when he sees the police report we're guessing he's going to cop a plea. His bigger problem is that he faces a parole revocation for a 2007 manslaughter conviction.


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Still?? come on TMZ enought of these two...YAWN!!!

910 days ago

Twilight Sparkle    

Lock this man up and let him ROT. There and done. You should never hit a woman once, let alone multiple times.
Maybe in prison, he can be screaming "Stop! D:" while some bigger dude decides to use him as a "playmate" xP

910 days ago


I knew it was her fault.

910 days ago


the more i find out bout this "woman"...the more i wanna beat her ass too

910 days ago

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Well, I guess the ho deserved it then.

910 days ago

Jay W.     

Suuh lut ! I like her.

910 days ago


IF he really hit her like that she would be way more bruised and bloody, she is fabricating this story to make it worse than it is. IF he hit her, I do not condone that behaviour at all but there is no way he "beat" her like she said he did.

910 days ago

Metta Worldhate    

I don't know who you are, but f--- you, brah.

910 days ago

buzz kill    

There are consequences for cheating. Honesty is the best policy.

910 days ago


To me it's not about her being hit, she's just a media whore, exhibitionist bimbo. Even now she's trying to hook him up with a defense and give the judge an excuse to give that POS a break like he did when Lane killed that kid. Does this chick have parents or are her folks just as f-ed up. White folks are strange.

910 days ago


"what appears to be a [b]brutal[/b] confrontation later that day."

Brutal? Really?

Whomever wrote this story needs to STFU and kill themselves!

910 days ago


He's on parole for killing someone then beats the hell out of a woman... have fun in prison

910 days ago


When your intro is this "Lane Garrison's girlfriend told him she had been cheating on him during their 8-month relationship" it's hard to read the rest.

910 days ago


Oh Yoo Hoo! Realist..? Since you've posted hundreds of rants about how this poor guy is being set up by a 'slvt' (your word, not mine), I'm surprised you're not in here ranting. Where'd ya go?

910 days ago


Just because she was being a sloot doesn't give him a right to beat her

910 days ago
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