Taryn Manning, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress, accused of attacking makeup artist
Taryn Manning, one of the stars of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black (OITNB), has been accused of attacking her makeup artist, Holly Hartman.
The two women allegedly had a “vicious fight” in the actress’s New York City apartment; the OITNB talent allegedly headbutted Hartman, sprayed Windex in her eyes and put her in a headlock, that according to a report by TMZ.
Hartman filed a restraining order over the incident, which allegedly happened in November. A judge declined to grant it because Hartman filed the report in Los Angeles — not in New York City, where the alleged attack occurred.
A lawyer for Manning tells People that the two women haven’t had any recent interaction, so the reports of an attack can’t be true.
“The court has already denied the request by Ms. Hartman for a temporary restraining order,” said Manning’s lawyer in a statement to People. “The application for the order is suspect because 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,” she continues. “Ms. Hartman is under investigation for stalking Ms. Manning and for theft and other crimes. It is clear that Ms. Hartman’s camp has leaked these allegations, which were not available publicly to elevate her own position and obscure her own wrongdoing.”
In her restraining order, Hartman claims Manning yelled during the attack, “I’m wearing a white shirt, there will be a lot of blood. You will be famous for killing Taryn Manning.”
There is history between the two women; the OITNB star was previously arrested in 2012 for assaulting Hartman. The charges were later dropped.
Manning, 37, plays mentally disturbed prison inmate Tiffany Doggett on OITNB. She also starred in the movies 8 Mile and Hustle and Flow.
None of these accusations have been proven in a court of law.
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