A report circulated last night that Orange Is The New Black star Taryn Manning was arrested for making criminal threats against a former friend. The actress, and her lawyer, responded to the rumor this morning.
Manning’s lawyer released a statement, saying: “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.”
TMZ reported last night that Manning was arrested after violating a restraining order. The actress reportedly made threats to her former friend Jeanine Heller, including “I will kill you” and “go f**k yourself and die.”
Manning responded to the report this morning on Facebook.
The Orange Is The New Black actress writes: I love my life everyday, happy and grateful to be alive. I have a very busy life and very little time for friends or to even see my family. I do not have time to harass or hurt anyone when I barely have time to take a shower some days. Lol. Reconsider before you believe anything you read. I’ve chosen the high road. You can only choose the high road with full confidence when you know you are innocent. When some people feel hurt they do things they don’t always understand. Sending healing prayers.