Taryn Manning: Did "Orange is the New Black" Actress Attack Her Former Makeup Artist?

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Taryn Manning is best known for her role as Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black. Now the actress stands accused of allegedly attacking her makeup artist in her apartment in New York.

Did she do it?

Legal documents obtained by People magazine state Taryn Manning allegedly head butted Holly Hartman, sprayed windex in her eyes, and put her in a headlock.

Hartman filed for a restraining order, but it sounds like the courts might be on to something that's odd with regard to this situation.

“The court has already denied the request by Ms. Hartman for a temporary restraining order. The application for the order is suspect because Ms. Manning has had no contact with Ms. Hartman in many months due to Ms. Hartman’s actions against Ms. Manning which are currently under criminal investigation in multiple jurisdictions,” a statement from Manning's legal counsel reads. “These investigations have long predated these entirely fabricated allegations. Ms. Hartman is under investigation for stalking Ms. Manning and for theft and other crimes. It is clear that Ms. Hartman’s camp has leaked these allegations which were not available publicly to elevate her own position and obscure her own wrong doing.”

Taryn Manning allegedly attacked Holly Hartman back in 2012, too, but those charges were dropped. At that time the women were described as “longtime friends.”

When she filed for her restraining order, Holly Hartman alleged Taryn Manning yelled, “I’m wearing a white shirt there will be a lot of blood. You will be famous for killing Taryn Manning.”

A rep for Netflix hasn’t yet responded to People’s request for comment.

What do you make of this bizarre situation?

In addition to her role on Orange is the New Black, Taryn Manning has also appeared in 8 Mile and Crazy/Beautiful.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.