“Orange Is The New Black” actress Taryn Manning has filed a $10 million lawsuit against New York City.
Manning claimed she was wrongfully arrested in November 2014 after her former roommate accused her of violating a court order of protection.
In papers filed in New York Supreme Court, the OITNB star alleged that the New York Police Department should have never arrested her after she was accused of making threats against Jeanine Heller.
People magazine noted Heller had previously been arrested for allegedly harassing the “Crossroads” actress.
Manning was arrested on charges that she violated a court order to stay away from Heller and by allegedly threatening to kill her in a text and on social media.
According to TMZ, the case against Manning was dismissed Tuesday afternoon because Hartman failed to show up in court.
Manning’s lawyer James Franzett said, “Ms. Manning should never have been arrested where the New York City Police Department received advance notice from the New York County District Attorney’s Office that Ms. Manning would not be prosecuted based on an allegation of the subject complainant.”
According to People magazine, the detective who busted Manning was fully aware of the situation. However, he busted her anyway and even boasted said arrest on social media.
The actress is now seeking $10 million from the city for the wrongful arrest and her lawyer said the move is only their first step in further legal action against NYC.
Last week, Manning was accused by her longtime makeup artist Holly Hartman of smacking her with a wet towel, spraying Windex in her face, and putting her in a headlock last November. Police were not called at the time, New York Daily News reported.
Hartman asked for a court order of protection because of the actress alleged to continue to harass her. However, a Los Angeles court turned here request down, citing the alleged incident had occurred in another state.
Hartman’s attorney told E! News that even though the domestic violence restraining order filed by his client has been dismissed, they are preparing to file a new petition later this week.
Meanwhile, Manning will still appear in the upcoming season four of Netflix hit series ““Orange Is The New Black,” which is set to premiere on June 17.
The actress played the role of meth-head-turned-religious convict Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett.
Netflix recently renewed the series for three more seasons.