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‘Orange Is the New Black’ Actress Accused of Head-Butting Makeup Artist

Jan 29, 2016  •  Post A Comment

One of the regulars on the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with her makeup artist. TMZ.com reports that Taryn Manning, who plays “Pennsatucky” on the series, is accused of getting into a “knock down drag out fight with her makeup artist,” and “daring the woman to stab her to death.”

The allegations surfaced as Holly Hartman sought a restraining order against Manning, alleging that the two women have been involved in a number of brawls. “She says the most recent one happened in November at Taryn’s NYC apartment,” TMZ reports. “In the docs, Hartman says the ‘Orange Is the New Black’ star headbutted her in the face, whipped her with a wet towel, sprayed Windex in her eyes and mouth and put her in a headlock.”

According to the report, Hartman alleges that Manning said during the fight: “Pick a knife. I’m wearing a white shirt — there will be a lot of blood. You will be famous for killing Taryn Manning.”

The judge reportedly refused to grant the restraining order, at least in part because the request was filed in Los Angeles even though the latest alleged incident took place in New York.

Manning’s legal team released a statement to various media outlets, including Us Weekly, calling the restraining order request “suspect” and adding: “Ms. Manning has had no contact with Ms. Hartman in many months due to Ms. Hartman’s actions against Ms. Manning which are currently under criminal investigation in multiple jurisdictions. These investigations have long predated these entirely fabricated allegations. Ms. Hartman is under investigation for stalking Ms. Manning and for theft and other crimes.”

The women reportedly have been close friends, but also have a long history of confrontations. Us notes: “This is not their first run-in. In 2012, Manning was arrested for allegedly attacking her ‘longtime friend’ Hartman. However, the charges were later dropped.”


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