Taryn Manning has reportedly been arrested after she allegedly harassed former friend Jeanine Heller via social media and text messages. Mutual restraining orders were in place, barring any contact between the two. Manning was arrested for violating the terms of the restraining order.
Manning’s lawyer released a statement regarding the allegations, saying, “The District Attorney declined to prosecute Ms. Manning and the arrest was voided. The allegation was false. It is unfortunate that additional false allegations by an individual convicted of violating orders of protection intended to protect Ms. Manning are facilitated by purported news organizations to perpetuate the harassment of Ms. Manning exponentially.” However, according to TMZ, the NYPD denied any claims that the arrest was voided.
"Orange Is The New Black" star Taryn Manning arrested for criminal threats http://t.co/Y7fte8kSAk
— HuffPost Celebrity (@HuffPostCeleb) November 21, 2014
According to court documents, Manning sent Heller various threatening messages including: “I will kill you, b**h” and “What's taking so long? Shouldn't you be dead by now?” Manning failed to appear in court for a hearing regarding the restraining order violation, so the judge cited her for contempt and ordered the NYPD to arrest her.
Manning refuted the claims made by the media about the incident. She tweeted, “Oh! That's what happened huh? I’d say get the ALL the facts correct before any posting TMZ or tell the whole story. Let's get it right!”
Oh! That's what happened huh? Id say get the ALL the facts correct before any posting @TMZ or tell the whole story. Let's get it right!
— tarynmanning (@TarynManning) November 19, 2014
Thank you for all the support, & thanks to the outlets who declined to report out of respect to the sensitive matter. My heart goes out 2U❤️
— tarynmanning (@TarynManning) November 20, 2014
Heller’s attorney also released a statement saying, “Although the District Attorney's Office has declined to prosecute the case right now, their investigation is not over and the case will continue. In fact, nothing prevents prosecutors from reviving the case and re-arresting Ms. Manning at a later date after subpoenaed materials are reviewed. This type of determination to not prosecute a case is not atypical when evidence must still be collected even in violent crimes. Simply, the NYPD had probable cause to make an arrest and the District Attorney's Office is investigating.”