Taryn Manning, best known for her roles in 8 Mile, Sons of Anarchy and Orange is the New Black, has again been accused of assaulting her make-up artist, Holly Hartman. Previously, in 2012, Manning was arrested for attacking Hartman, but the charges were thrown out.
It’s worth noting that these allegations are decidedly more complicated. According to a TMZ report, Hartman says that in November, she and Manning were involved in yet another brawl, during which the OITNB star reportedly yelled to Hartman that she would be “famous for killing Taryn Manning,” and after headbutting her in the face, “whipping” her with a towel, and spraying Windex in her face, instructed Hartman to kill her. “Pick a knife. I’m wearing a white shirt there will be a lot of blood” was the warning Manning allegedly gave Hartman in the midst of the chaos.
Hartman’s legal team has filed a restraining order against Manning, but Manning’s lawyers, in a statement given to TMZ, in which they say that Hartman’s allegations are purely fabricated.
Taryn’s legal team says Hartman’s request for a restraining order is “suspect” because Taryn hasn’t had contact with her in many months. They claim it’s actually Hartman who is “under investigation for stalking Ms. Manning and for theft and other crimes” in multiple cities — and feel Hartman is trying to “obscure her own wrong doing.”
So, Manning’s team says she hasn’t had contact with Hartman for months, Hartman says she was directed to kill Manning, by Manning. Somebody’s hiding something.