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Lane Garrison

I'll Fight Domestic Violence

Charge Because I Didn't Hit Her

4/27/2012 6:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0427_lane_garrison-02Lane Garrison -- the guy who never fought the manslaughter charge against him in 2007 -- will fight tooth and nail in the domestic violence case that was just filed against him -- because he says he never struck his ex GF.

We've learned Garrison -- who was charged yesterday with misdemeanor domestic violence -- will plead not guilty this AM. 

Garrison is accused of striking Ashley Mattingly at her Bev Hills apartment last week. The D.A. believes the surveillance video shows the "Prison Break" actor striking Ashley in the face, but Garrison's lawyer, Harland Braun, says Garrison was merely trying to grab his cell phone which Ashley snatched from him.

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And there's this twist -- the judge who will arraign Lane today -- Elden Fox -- is the same judge who handled his manslaughter case. Garrison pled guilty in the death of a high school student who was a passenger in Lane's car and killed when the intoxicated actor slammed into a tree.

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8:45 AM PT -- Lane will not enter his plea today. His arraignment has been continued to Monday.

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pimpc    

What a fricken dork!

911 days ago
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Joao    

Ooopps, what a coincident, the judge who will arraign Lane today -- Elden Fox -- is the same judge who handled his manslaughter case and ONLY gave him TWO YEARS, with tons of caveats to look like he was being "touch on crime". Small world, wonder how that happened [cough, cough]

911 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

Save it for the judge.

What an arrogant jerk.

911 days ago
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Jamie    

I think he's telling the truth. I've watched video over and over and his hand never strikes her in the face! This is bull**** and has been blown way out of proportion.

911 days ago
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peachpie    

he snuck in a women's place, beat the crap out of her and snuck out. he drove drunk and killed a kid. what does it take to get this guy off the street. to continue feeding this waste of space is stupid. put him out of his misery.

911 days ago
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Kari    

His drunken behavior killed a young man, but he didn't hit her while he was drunk. (sure!)

911 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Hmmm you sit outside waiting for her, you sneak in behind her like a creepy stalker, you grab at her, you hit her on camera I might add, and you still say you are innocent. GL with that one man.

911 days ago
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Maverick    

Dude, you hit here.

Enjoy prison, douchebag, because you are going back!

911 days ago
9.

FreeWill    

**sigh**
someone please explain to this guy that domestic violence doesn't refer only to physical violence!

911 days ago
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TheBrain    

His hand is open like he intends to hit her. If you're trying to grab something your hand is in a different position.
I don't believe this guy. He stalks her, argues with her, hits her. If I were her I would want him as far away from me as possible.
He lied about being there to petsit someone's dog, he lied about meeting her accidentally, he lied about trying to calm her down and putting her in a chair. Even if he didn't actually hit her in this video, do we actually have to see the beating to believe her story? Not everything gets captured on video.

911 days ago
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Joao    

As a postscript, I feel I need to remind the public of what really happened... and here we go:
Lane went to the Beverly Hills apartment building to dog sit for his acting coach, who lives on the 3rd floor. He then left the apartment unit and went downstairs to leave, but then low and behold he runs into Ashley in the lobby. Well, the two began arguing about their failed relationship,as couples do and Ashley started screaming for no apparent reason and threw Lane's cell phone against the wall. Lane, being the gentleman that he is, then put his hands on Ashley's shoulders, put her in a chair, and then left and didn't harm Ashley one bit.
I believe Lane's original version. Why would he and his attorney make up such an outrageous, far fetched fib when the video's account didn't resemble ANYTHING Lane claimed. Oh, wait, they said that before the video was released.
Never mind.

911 days ago
12.

Cujeaux    

Sick of hearing about this no- name douche.

911 days ago
13.

karlew    

Why in Gods name would any woman even consider dating this thing? Ugly, arrogant, violent drunkard is about the worst thing a man (?) can be.

911 days ago
14.

MV    

Ohhhh that was a def. SLAP!!!

911 days ago
15.

Riley    

"I did nawt heet her, I did nawt, I did nawt heet her!

Oh hai Mark."

911 days ago
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