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OITNB‘s Taryn Manning’s alleged stalker gets arrested

Taryn Manning may be feeling a little safer now that her alleged stalker has been busted by the law.

The Orange Is the New Black actress’ alleged stalker Jeanine Heller was arrested again on Tuesday morning after allegedly violating an order of protection stemming from her initial stalking and harassment case against the actress, E! News reports.

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The New York City Police Department has confirmed that Heller was arrested after she violated an order of protection by emailing and calling the actress. In fact, she was charged on one count of criminal contempt in the second degree.

The persistent and relentless violations of Ms. Manning’s privacy by Ms. Heller have caused Ms. Manning and her family tremendous concern for their safety and well-being,” Manning’s lawyer, Andrew C. Quinn, told E! News in a statement. “Ms. Manning will continue to work with investigators and attorneys in the New York County District Attorney’s Office in furtherance of this matter.”

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Manning pressed stalking charges against Heller in July, claiming that her former friend had sent her hundreds of texts, emails and phone calls over the course of a few months in an attempt to make the actress paranoid, TMZ reports.

An order of protection was issued for the A Lot Like Love actress, her mother and her dog, Penguin.

Heller was previously arrested in July and charged with stalking in the fourth degree and later released without bail.

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Heller now remains in custody and is expected to be arraigned as early as Tuesday evening, but the story is still developing.

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