Prison Break actor Lane Garrison has allegedly got away with beating his Playboy Playmate girlfriend in the past. Not this time, because this time, it’s on tape. Garrison has been in trouble before. In 2006, he pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving for killing a 17-year-old and injuring two 15-year-old girls that were in his car when he crashed. He was released from prison in 2009 and ordered to pay $300,000 in restitution to the victims and their families.
Back in March, Gather News reported on a story about police being called to Garrison’s apartment by a neighbor alleging that Garrison was hitting his girlfriend, 2011 Playboy Playmate Ashley Mattingly. At the time, police did not make an arrest for domestic violence but Garrison was taken to the hospital for a panic attack. Both Lane and Ashley claimed they had argued about Ashley attending the funeral of an ex-boyfriend but denied any violence occurred during the argument.
On Sunday, TMZ posted a video of Garrison allegedly hitting Mattingly across the face. What a creep! The footage shows Mattingly and Garrison on Saturday night in the elevator of her apartment complex and then later in the lobby where he struck her. Earlier on Saturday, Mattingly tweeted, “sooo happy to be single again from @LaneGarrison9 bye bye hahahaha.” In a new video today, Ashley talks about her injuries and tells TMZ that she will press charges if Lane refuses to go to rehab. Ashley is apparently unfamiliar with California law because that isn’t her choice to make. The DA can go ahead with charges with or without her consent.
Has Ashley been a victim of Battered Wives Syndrome from Lane Garrison? That might be the case. She told TMZ Live that he has hit her in the past and that she can prove it. Was she protecting him when the police were called about the funeral argument? Garrison is clearly the aggressor on the video, yet today, he is claiming he just grabbed her to sit her in a chair to calm down. Is it safe assume he hasn’t seen the tape?
Ashley is a well-loved member of the Playboy family and gets along with everyone so it’s difficult to view her as any type of aggressor in the relationship. Ashley is the spokesmodel for Femme Noir Swimgerie, Miss March 2011 and has over 17,000 followers on Twitter. Hopefully she will stay far, far away from Garrison and men like him in the future!
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars