Actor Lane Garrison from FOX television drama Prison Break was released from a California state prison Wednesday morning, and one of the first places Garrison went was to visit Jessica Simpson and her dad Joe at Joe’s home in Encino. Jessica’s sister Ashlee was reportedly not at the residence.
E! Online reports that Joe Simpson was youth minister to Garrison when they lived in Texas.
Garrison, 28, settled a lawsuit recently with Michelle Ohana and the parents of 17-year-old Vahagn Setian, who was killed when the Land Rover Garrison was driving while intoxicated in 2006 crashed into a tree. Setian was a passenger in the Land Rover, as was Ohana, who survived.
After visiting the Simpson family, Garrison was taken to a Tarzana rehab center where he will spend the next five months as an in-patient.
Garrison – who pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence and two other alcohol-related charges, stemming from a 2006 crash that killed a teen – is now entering a five-month program at the Tarzana Treatment Center in the residential in-patient facility.
Garrison commented to reporters as he left the Simpson home, saying, “I’m looking forward to getting on with my life and doing the right thing and helping people.”