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'Orange is the New Black' star denies reports of criminal charge

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Taryn Manning
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Taryn Manning was reportedly arrested for failing to show up to court for criminal threats, although Manning herself is disputing the claim.

TMZ first reported the news that Manning had been arrested for criminal contempt in the second degree, after failing to show up in court for making criminal threats against a former friend, Jeanine Heller. The threats would have violated the mutual domestic restraining order that a judge put in place after their contentious falling out.

According to court documents obtained by Radar OnlineManning sent numerous death threats to Heller via text, leading Heller to get a temporary restraining order. Heller herself was arrested in July for violating the original restraining order, accepting a plea for second degree contempt. Manning took to Twitter to dispute her arrest reports:

https://twitter.com/TarynManning/status/535115149624238082

https://twitter.com/TarynManning/status/535148020040761344

Manning’s lawyer, Stacey Richman, released the following statement: “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.”

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