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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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Amy    

Can't believe this douchbag can get a girlfriend, let alone a pretty one

547 days ago
2.

Kelly    

I'm glad he avoided the slammer. He like him and I think the girl deserved a slap.

547 days ago
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Your moms jump off    

Breaking news!! nothing breaking about this.... He looks sad... When he should be happy what money did for him and got out of a case Like that... That woulda been sometime to get his booty poked...

547 days ago
4.

Jen    

If this was Lindsay Lohan....it would have been 5 minutes of probation, end of case.

547 days ago
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DaveT    

Was she charged with stealing his phone and refusing to give it back?
There is no domestic violence here.
However if the feminist groups who through a hissy all over the internet about Lane would like to see some slapping between men and women done in a way that excuses women and depicts the man as deserving it....they need only watch any popular TV show any day of the week and they'll see plenty of women smacking men around ;)

547 days ago
6.

Joao    

Good Old California Celebrity Courts. Those same bastards gave him 2.5 yrs for killing a person. I'm sure the victim's family appreciate the value the court put on their love ones life. So once again the court is protecting their hapless white boy from having to serve the same fate as those mean old "lowlifes". The lowlifes are sitting on the bench wearing black robes and playing god.

547 days ago
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WhatsUrDefinition of crazy    

He should've hit her with a closed hand.. I don't know why he didn't use those min before the police arrived to make of worth the night in jail ...

547 days ago
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WhatsUrDefinition of crazy    

I hate cop callers ... Especially the one who start it... But don't like how it turns out should've left his phone alone ... ...

547 days ago
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freaksober    

He slapped her cause she kept SHARTING !!!

547 days ago
10.

Lucky_130    

This guy has real problems

547 days ago
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21stcent    

DAMN, they got some good lawyers and slack judges in LALA land!

547 days ago
12.

cindi    

I don't agree with hitting a woman but a lot of people are right. if a woman slaps a man across the face she deserves a pop. Women need to realize that just cos the man isn't supposed to hit her doesn't mean he can't...its illegal on both ends and she should have been charged with illegal confinment since taking his phone prevented him from leaving what was already an obviously bad situation. think before you act you dumb broads.

547 days ago
13.

Laurie    

How could anyone even tell? I saw nothing but a bunch of arguing.

547 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

He looks like he could use one of HARVEY`s KOSHER TMZ`s STOOL TRANSPLANTS

547 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

and so could she?

547 days ago
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