Actor Lane Garrison has been charged with misdemeanor domestic violence following his alleged attack on ex-girlfriend Ashley Mattingly last week.
While it appeared Lane would be cleared as recently as mid-week, the L.A. County District Attorney filed the charges against him late Thursday.
Based on surveillance video which appears to show Lane slapping Ashley Mattingly in the face last Saturday, the D.A. felt he had a case to make.
Garrison insists he did not hit his ex, and says the tape helps his case.
Lane’s lawyer says he was merely reaching for his phone at her Beverly Hills apartment and it was not a slap, but evidently the D.A. begs to differ.
Garrison is being held without bail because he’s on a parole hold. He was convicted of vehicular DUI manslaughter back in 2007 and went to prison.
If convicted of domestic violence, he faces up to a year in jail, which is very unlikely, however, he could do even more time if his parole is violated.
That prospect is much more likely. Stay tuned.
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