Actress Taryn Manning is suing the city of New York for $10 million, claiming she was falsely arrested back in 2014.
The case stems from a long-running feud between an ex-pal and Manning — who plays a “God-fearing redneck felon” on the hit series, “Orange Is the New Black.”
Former friend, Jeanine Heller, had accused the star of sending her threatening text messages, but according to a petition filed Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court, Manning says Heller was the one stalking and threatening her.
Manning was taken into custody in Nov of 2014, at the Chinatown station — even though the DA”s Office had reportedly notified detectives that she wasn’t going to be prosecuted.
In a sworn statement, Manning said she had to wait “hours to be released from custody” until the DA’s Office issued a formal “declination of prosecution.”
Even though her arrest was “voided and sealed,” Manning claims the NYPD leaked details of it to the press. She’s suing for damages including: attorney’s fees, hours of detention, emotional distress and reputational harm.
According to Page Six, before Manning’s November 2014 arrest– Heller had already been busted twice before for allegedly stalking and harassing the petite Netflix star.
Last July, Heller was thrown in jail for another six months after pleading guilty to “violating a conditional discharge” by texting the actress 30 times in June 2015.
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