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Taryn Manning Does Pennsatucky Proud, Gets Arrested For Threatening to Murder a Friend

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | November 19, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | November 19, 2014 |

You play a prison convict on television, and maybe some of that crazy rubs off on you, as may be the case with Taryn Manning, who plays Pennsatucky on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. The 36-year-old 8 Mile actress was arrested for violating a restraining order and making criminal threats to her former roommate, Jeanine Heller.

I don’t know what Heller and Manning’s exact history is, but earlier this year, Heller pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for stalking and harassing Manning, as well as violating a protection order that Manning had out on her. Apparently, the tables have turned now as Manning threatened to kill Heller via text and Facebook messages. One of those texts from Manning asked Heller to “kill herself,” which doesn’t sound like a threat so much as a request.

In either case, the mutual disdain the two have for each other stems from a quarrel that broke out after they ceased being roommates and tried to divvy up their belongings. I guess someone was really upset that the other one got the Counting Crow CDs. Duritz be bangin’.

Meanwhile, the two are tit-for-tatting in the media, via the NYDailyNews:

“It showed me that this is a dangerous person that is capable of harming my life,” Heller told Radar. “I am fearful. Her actions are not that of a sane person. She doesn’t understand that what she has done has affected me for the rest of my life.”

“There are no charges against me. This is just further harassment,” Manning tweeted Wed. “It is troubling that the system can be used to abuse the actual victim.”

I don’t know how anyone could get made at Taryn Manning. She’s an Angel of God!


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