Taryn Manning: Lawyer Explains 'Orange is the New Black' Star's Arrest

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Taryn Manning of Orange is the New Black fame was arrested earlier this week for being in violation of a restraining order. Taryn allegedly made explosive threats against former friend Jeanine Heller. That violation, however, was later voided by prosecutors.

Manning's lawyer, Stacey Richman, made the following statement regarding the arrest and the alleged violation.

"In response to a reported arrest of Ms. Manning, please note that the District Attorney's Office investigated an allegation of a violation of an order of protection. 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.

Ms. Manning is a law abiding person who has respect for the law and the privilege of her profession. The fact that there are no criminal charges against Ms. Manning with regard to the purported allegations against her is a clear demonstration of her innocence.

Ms. Manning will as always maintain the high road. She wishes no contact from Ms. Heller and has had to spend great sums to hire security for her protection."

Taryn Manning, who is 36, allegedly violated this restraining order on Tuesday, November 18th. She reportedly threatened to kill Heller via text messages and social media. Citing court documents, the site reports that the messages read, “I will kill you, bitch,” “Go f—k yourself and die,” and “What’s taking so long? Shouldn’t you be dead by now?”

Do you think the statement issued by Taryn Manning's lawyer clears anything up? Is she guilty of violating her restraining order or is this a typical case of 'He said, she said?'

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.