That's right, according to a source, Joan may be more on the mend than we might think:
Despite surveillance footage showing Lane Garrison taking a swing at his ex-girlfriend, Ashley Mattingly, he's STILL swearing his innocence.
After watching the footage from various cameras stationed around the Beverly Hills apartment complex, it seemed pretty clear to us that he was the aggressor. Not only was he waiting for the Playboy Playmate to come home, but he bypassed a security gate and followed her into the elevator despite her protests. Then after a shoving match began in the lobby, the footage shows what LOOKS like Lane slapping the poor girl.
Still in prison after the domestic violence arrests, the former Prison Break actor says the footage is misleading and he DID NOT strike Ashley. Instead, he insists the slap we all saw was just him reaching for his cell phone that she had snatched out of his hand to get a hold of "incriminating" text messages.
As you can see for yourself here, his story is a possible. Then again, he already lied to detectives about why he was at her apartment in the first place AND the video shows Ashley being launched back after his hand lunges toward her.
It's hard to see through the footage whether or not his hand connects with her body, but based on the blowback, we still maintain that it looks like it did.
Check out the footage for yourself and let us know (below) if U think he assaulted her or if this is all just one big misunderstanding!
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