Taryn Manning was arrested in New York after violating a restraining order.
According to gossip site TMZ, the Orange is the New Black star was arrested for making criminal threats to her former friend Jeanine Heller on Tuesday, November 18th.
Manning and Heller have had issues before, and a judge issued a mutual restraining order in September. However, Manning allegedly violated the order when she sent this text message to Heller: “I will kill you, bitch” … “Go f**k yourself and die” … “What’s taking so long? Shouldn’t you be dead by now?”
The violation against Manning has since been voided, and her lawyer Stacey Richman issued a statement regarding the allegations.
“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,” Richman said. “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,” she continued. “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.”
Manning denied the allegations all along and took to her personal Twitter account to try and set the record straight.
“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!” she tweeted, and then added, “For a phone call and a lot of time on your hands, you too can get a news media outlet to post totally incorrect information! #sarcastictweet.”
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