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Lane Garrison

Avoids the Slammer in

Domestic Battery Case

1/25/2013 2:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0125-lane-garrison-ashley-mattingly-tmzLane Garrison will NOT get locked up for the alleged attack on his ex-GF Ashley Mattingly ... after striking a deal with prosecutors that requires the actor to complete A TON of self-help classes.

We broke the story ... Garrison was arrested last year after allegedly slapping the former Playboy Playmate during an argument at her L.A. apartment building.

Lane was initially arrested for felony domestic violence ... and could have faced serious prison time since he was still on parole for a 2007 manslaughter conviction.

But today, we've learned Garrison reached a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor domestic battery ... and in exchange, he was sentenced to 36 months of unsupervised probation and was ordered to complete the following:
-- 52 AA meetings
-- 8 hours of community service
-- 52 domestic violence classes

He was also ordered to stay away from Mattingly at all times.

For his part, Garrison denied ever hitting Ashley ... claiming he was simply trying to wrestle his cell phone out of her hand after she snatched it away from him.

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KanyeWest    

He's very lucky he got away like this

547 days ago
17.

DeeMaree    

Again, there appears to be one set of rules for those with a certain income or fame and another set for the rest of us. Whether it's drugs, hit and runs, duis, stealing jewerly, assault, or lieing to cops. One set of laws for "celebs" another set for the rest of us.

547 days ago
18.

Cheryl A.    

Who knew? Arrested in Cali is like a "Get out of Jail Free" card.

547 days ago
19.

Catrina     

Another white man got a slap on the hand..no shocker here...

547 days ago
20.

Joey    

This guy is a Puss any man that hits a woman should be locked up and put in General Population

547 days ago
21.

KicksandGiggles    

Well I am just appalled that TMZ would feature this bogus story about this All American Handsome Lad actually doing something like this when we all know that only the blacks do this kind of thing. Shame on you TMZ!!!

547 days ago
22.

Ramon.    

He will do better! Great guy deserves a chance. Always two sides of the story! Being a drunk Playmate, she put herself in the situation! "You cant make a hoe, a house wife!" So he's better off!

547 days ago
23.

Made it Past 27    

violence gotta stop

547 days ago
24.

caribulou    

If a man takes a womans cell in a phone he is charged with a crime. Why was she not charge for taking his cell? Typical double standard.

547 days ago
25.

Diamond Goddess!    

Lane went from promising Hollywood career to DUI prison to this.
It's interesting that these chicks who get naked usually end up with neither $$$ nor a decent guy!

547 days ago
26.

Truth    

Just more politically correct BS. 1. It did not look like an aggressive slap at all and 2. the woman was clearly antagonizing him.
He should have put his boot in her arse. The bimbo was obviously looking for trouble and she was also using her hands on him.

547 days ago
27.

Ashley    

He PLEAD NO CONTEST which means he is GUILTY he deserves every bit of the sentence he is a drunk woman beater If he was not guilty it would have gone to trial what a *****

547 days ago
28.

Scott    

I saw this video when it first came out on tmz I still don't think he slapped her. Look at the angle he is swining in and the cupped hand, looks to me like he was after her phone.

Peace.

547 days ago
29.

heather    

Good thing he's white...

547 days ago
30.

Jack    

That was barely a slap. If youre going to be charged with domestic violence, perhaps you should really hit someone.

547 days ago
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