Taryn Manning's alleged stalker admits the star may be in serious danger
Orange Is the New Black actress Taryn Manning previously made headlines when her alleged stalker got arrested. However, there is much, much more to this story than we originally suspected.
Four months ago, Manning filed a restraining order against her former friend, Jeanine Heller. At the time, the actress claimed that Heller had sent her hundreds of texts, emails and phone calls over the course of a few months in an attempt to make her paranoid. However, that restraining order has since been dismissed as part of a plea deal and it turns out Manning actually sent Heller some crazy messages, as well as death threats.
According to Radar Online, Heller has now been awarded her own temporary restraining order against Manning, which was granted on Friday, and Heller has opened up about the traumatic experience during an interview with the publication.
Heller claims she doesn't even know how the situation got so bad, because she and Manning were once friends and even roommates. When Heller and Manning parted ways in February 2013, Heller claims they were still "really good friends since then."
But things took a turn for the worse when Heller tried to give Manning back her stuff and, when the pair began to argue via text, the actress decided to take the messages to the police.
"I never stalked Taryn. I never harassed Taryn. Like I said, it was back and forth arguing to get her stuff out of my place. I never threatened her or said anything angry. But what I received was shocking," Heller insisted to Radar Online.
"Taryn emails me, starts liking my stuff on Twitter. First she tried to argue with me to bait me — it's a very cruel game — and going online to defame my name with the most disgusting lies," Heller continued. "I was receiving texts from her asking me what I want when she filed charges. What do I want to make this end?"
Heller made headlines in September when she was arrested for the second time after violating the protective order against her, but she says she was baited by Manning, who had sent her a text which made her think that the 8 Mile actress wanted to end their feud, so she called her.
But the story gets even more crazy, because Manning allegedly sent some really vicious texts to Heller in recent months, including one that read, "I will kill you bitch. You aint [sic] protected. Omen. Die c***!"
Heller also claims she allegedly received texts from Manning that said "kill yourself" and "die bitch."
And because of these texts, Heller claims she is very afraid of Manning.
"It showed me that this is a dangerous person that is capable of harming my life," Heller said of Manning. "I am fearful. Her actions are not that of a sane person. She doesn't understand that what she has done has affected me for the rest of my life."
Heller also went on to explain that she is really worried about Manning because she appears to have gotten mixed up with the wrong people and might be in serious danger.
"I wish Taryn well, but she has her own demons. I was trying to help her get healthy. She surrounded herself with negative influences. It was scary for me to see," Heller claimed. "I don't know if it's an obsession. I've done nothing wrong to her. If anything, I tried to help this person, I cared for her and embraced her. I don't know. It's just a sad situation."