OITNB's creator finds herself victim of a creepy, threatening message

Dec 3, 2015 at 9:36 a.m. ET
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Orange Is the New Black's Laura Prepon had an unpleasant experience, thanks to a fan, but she's not the only one from the show that the man has targeted.

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According to TMZ, in October, Prepon found herself the recipient of a strange tweet from a man named William Austin III. The tweet showed a picture of her, along with the caption, "Here is a recent picture of LauraPrepon [sic] my Wifey and Friend," followed by a series of emoticons that included a knife, an angry face, a diamond ring and a gun.

But now the show's creator, Jenji Kohan, has also received a message from Austin III. And, according to the gossip site, both women have filed separate restraining orders against him.

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Although Prepon's legal docs did not contain any specific threats from Austin III, we do know that she got a bizarre message. However, what happened to Kohan was worse. According to TMZ, she received a threat via Instagram last week when Austin III sent her an audio recording that said, "Get ready, violence is coming." Yikes!

A judge has granted both women their restraining orders, and Austin III has been warned to stay 100 yards away from Kohan and Prepon, and their families.

TMZ reportedly reached out to Austin III for comment, but he did not respond.

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Let's hope this is the last of the threats.

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