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Taryn Manning's Ex-Makeup Artist Alleges That the 'Orange Is the Black' Actress Assaulted Her

by John Boone 12:05 PM PST, January 29, 2016
Playing Taryn Manning's Ex-Makeup Artist Alleges That the 'Orange Is the Black' Actress Assaulted Her

Could this be a case of life imitating art in the worst way?

Orange Is the New Black star Taryn Manning has been accused of assaulting her ex-makeup artist, Holly Hartman, in November. Hartman requested a restraining order, though it was denied on the grounds that it was filed in Los Angeles and the incident is said to have taken place in New York.

According to court documents, the 37-year-old actress reportedly headbutted Hartman in her NYC apartment and then, as Hartman writes, "Whipped me with wet towel. Sprayed Windex in eyes and mouth. Put me in a headlock cutting off air."

The most bizarre portion of the request is Hartman's claim that Manning yelled, "Pick a knife. I'm wearing a white shirt there will be a lot of blood. You will be famous for killing Taryn Manning."

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Hartman, who claims in the documents that the two used to be in a relationship, made similar accusations of domestic violence in 2012.

"The court has already denied the request by Ms. Hartman for a temporary restraining order," Manning's lawyers tell ET.

The statement continues, "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 publicly to elevate her own position and obscure her own wrong doing."

Meanwhile, Manning told ET that she wants a Crossroads reunion with Britney Spears on OITNB. Find out what she had to say about Britney singing "like an angel" in the video below.

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