Taryn Manning may play Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett on Orange Is the New Black, but it seems as though she’s got a Lorna Morello (aka a stalker) on her hands in real life. According to TMZ, the 35-year-old actress is pressing charges against a former friend in attempts to keep some distance from her.

The police tell the site that Taryn is filing the charges against Jeanine Heller, a former friend who has apparently been sending hundreds of text messages, emails, and phone calls to Taryn over the past few months. Yes, it’s a little less crazy than Morello was revealed to be during Season 2 but it’s definitely creepier considering this is actually happening to Taryn.

Legal documents obtained by TMZ say that Jeanine was out to make Taryn feel paranoid, spreading rumors that one of the OITNB star’s friends was selling secrets to a gossip site. They also say that Jeanine was threatening suicide, though we’re not too sure how that’s related to Taryn (if at all).


Jeanine was arrested on Wednesday, July 2, and charged with stalking in the 4th degree, though she was later released without bail. According to the NY Post, however, Taryn has been given an order of protection that keeps Jeanine from contacting her or her family. Phew!

Are you shocked to hear about Taryn’s stalker struggles? Hit the comments and sound off!

Source: TMZ

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