Taryn Manning has been accused of attacking her makeup artist Holly Hartman, but the Orange Is the New Black star claims she hasn't had contact with Hartman for months.
Manning's legal team released a statement to Us Weekly on Friday, January 29, after TMZ reported on Thursday that Hartman had filed a restraining order against the actress following an alleged altercation in November. In the documents obtained by TMZ, Hartman claimed that Manning, 37, head-butted her in the face and supposedly sprayed Windex in her eyes before putting her into a headlock.
"The court has already denied the request by Ms. Hartman for a temporary restraining order," Manning's lawyers told Us. "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. 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 publically to elevate her own position and obscure her own wrong doing."
According to TMZ, the fight supposedly happened in Manning's NYC apartment. Hartman allegedly claimed that Manning yelled at one point during their 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."
Hartman filed the documents in L.A. A judge said that made the charges problematic, and denied Hartman's request for a restraining order. Manning's attorney also told TMZ that Hartman's claims are "suspect" and said the makeup artist is supposedly under investigation for stalking the actress.
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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