'Orange Is the New Black' Star Arrested for Threats Against Former Friend

Is life imitating art for Orange Is the New Black star Taryn Manning? The actress was arrested for making criminal threats against a former friend, reports TMZ.


Fortunately the district attorney has already declined to prosecute the one they call Pennsatucky, but the bizarre situation appears far from over.

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Manning allegedly sent death threats via text and social media to former roommate Jeanine Heller, who has a mutual restraining order with the 36-year-old after the two were involved in a domestic brawl.

But the plot thickens -- Heller has also previously been arrested for violating the restraining order for harassing Manning with a barrage of texts and phone calls.

The pair were roommates until February 2013, when reports claim they parted ways amicably. Their friendship took a turn for the worse when Manning was asked to remove the rest of her things out of Heller's apartment.

Heller recently told Radar Online:

I never stalked Taryn. I never harassed Taryn. Like I said, it was back and forth arguing to get her stuff out of my place. I never threatened her or said anything angry. But what I received was shocking.

For her part, Manning has taken to Twitter to call the arrest reports bogus and says she's continuing with her day like nothing happened.

In 2012 Manning was arrested for allegedly assaulting her makeup artist.

I think there's one major lesson to be learned here -- do not mess with Pennsatucky, I mean Manning, on screen or off.

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Image via Taryn Manning/Twitter

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