A woman busted previously for stalking “Orange Is the New Black” star Taryn Manning was arrested again Tuesday for allegedly violating the actress’ order of protection against her, officials said. Jeanine Heller, 32, was booked for criminal contempt and she’s set to be arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, according to arrest records. She allegedly called and e-mailed Manning, violating court orders, law enforcement sources said. Heller was picked up outside of 250 Bowery at 7:40 a.m., sources said.
“I have not seen the criminal court complaint,” Heller’s defense lawyer Jeremy Saland said. “I have not been advised as to the nature of these allegations.” Manning, 35, has admitted she and Heller were once pals, but that changed once the actress was bombarded with a series of creepy e-mails and text messages between April and July.
A judge released Heller without bail in July but sternly told her to steer clear of Manning, Manning’s mother, Sharon, and their family’s dog, Penguin. “The last person who violated my orders of protection is now in jail,” warned Judge Lisa Sokoloff. Heller told The Post in August that she’s the one being harassed by Manning. “We had a physical relationship,” said Heller.
The defendant said Manning has sent her racy online communications too.“There’s a mix of sexual e-mails and harassing e-mails and images,” Heller said of messages from Manning, who plays homophobic, born-again-Christian ex-meth addict Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett on the hit Netflix series. “I have no reason to embellish anything or lie.”