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Taryn Manning's fans feared for her safety after she appeared to suffer an emotional breakdown in a series of posts on Instagram.

On Saturday the 40-year-old actress explained to fans why she missed the season 7 red carpet premiere of Netflix's Orange is the New Black earlier in the week.

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Manning plays fictional convict Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett. She has appeared in every season since the series premiere in 2013. She is seen here in a promotional photo from the show.

Although she didn't name OITNB, Manning wrote that the "show hurt me more than anything has in my life" and "not one cast member cares about me."

Manning accused an unnamed individual of "cyber stalking" her and she said her "life was stolen from a criminal who's mentally ILL."

She added, "No one cares to help so I am dedicated to learning how to make a difference."
"l have to speak out before anything happens to me. F— fame! This show hurt humans. You will never truly know but many were hurt!"

She concluded by writing, "Not one cast member cares about me. Just watch."

Manning's rambling posts prompted co-star Lori Petty to respond, "Hey. I love you".

"Thx bubs I know you do," Manning replied. "And I love you. I am giving up everything to speak on how awful this career is and how awful we are treated."

Manning's rant seemed to be brought on by the pressure she was under not knowing if she would return to the Netflix series every season.

"How I never knew if I was coming back yet I had seven optional seasons. How I didn't even know how to plan my life, organize anything cause everything was a secret. Self serving bulls—, for whatever sick agenda. How some of the most dear characters were just not there anymore. My pals. F— this show. This show hurt me so bad."

Manning played a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the 2016 independent film A Light Beneath Their Feet.

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  • CardiB’sAbs

    Just started watching this show and I don’t understand the hype. Going to check out Lucifer.

  • SaltineCrackers

    Why are the posts so pale this morning?

  • Guest

    Get well Taryn.

  • Let them eat cake

    SPOILER ALERT: scary she's like this in real life considering she died on the show.

  • Carrington

    While I can't say, with certainty, whether being treated like you're special everywhere you go, getting free $hit, flying all over the world, making tons of money - and all for standing in front of a camera PRETENDING could be stressful as MY f*cked up a$$, raglass, shameful a$$, stupid a$$, underpaying a$$, ignorant a$$, draining a$$, uglass job - I sure as hell would like to find out.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Give me the money.....keep that fame shat!

  • MsSapphire9800

    Now it's time for her to use her Health Insurance...nothing new here...normal behavior for some of these Hollywood folks.

  • iWasteTime

    Lucifer is my shat!!!
    I was so glad Netflix bought it back and we getting a fifth, and final season.
    I stopped OITNB. I liked the first few seasons but we lost a character I liked and I said FLUCK IT !

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Taryn Manning
    Has lashed out before. Said she never got a check for Hustle and Flow, along same thing about her co-stars on 8 Mile (nobody liked her/treated her bad), and beat up a live in personal assistant/makeup artist that I still belee was domestic violence in nature if you catch my drift. Taryn not all there.

  • chaisun

    Someone must have told this white lady ‘NO’ for the first time in her Lilly life and now she’s losing it. You get everything you want and now you’re facing a small slither of uncertainty when you’re a white woman living in a white supremacist country and world with privilege at your mere pinky yet you still think the world owes you more!?Please. I still can’t get over the fact that she’s 40. Geesh. ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    The last season just aired. Sounds like she waited some years to get this off her chest.

  • chaisun

    Exactly. ?? Baseless frustrations when you get everything you want anyway.

  • iWasteTime
  • Li-Wright

    Wasn't she in Hustle & Flow....damn, that was a good picture and she was spectacular.

  • chaisun

    I think she was. Never saw the movie though.

  • finallymadeitn

    I just recently watched it & was surprised how much I liked it

  • Li-Wright

    Thanks for that. I knew she was in Hustle & Flow. I don't know if anybody got any $$ for Hustle and Flow. They were all paid day wages, including Terrence and Anthony. They were supposed to get a backend on the DVD sales. It's a cult favorite. I wonder if anyone signed up for back-end royalties if it went digital?

  • SpiceGirl

    JUST binged watch a few episodes last night...I likes me some Pennsatucky!!

  • Li-Wright

    I read the book...."boring"! After the main character gets caught smuggling drugs and goes to jail, it goes downhill.

  • SpiceGirl
  • Bossy704

    I feel Taryn. They did get rid of a lot of great characters with no explanation and sometimes in the middle of a story line. That's when I stopped watching.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    The way folks talked about this show I would’ve thought it was as good or better than The Game of Thrones.

  • T Willis

    The writing is really great. Some seasons are hit or miss.

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  • CardiB’sAbs

    I’ll try to stick with it

  • Ni Ni


  • leapyearpisces

    Wentworth is better. Binge watched for like 24 plus hours one weekend. Wentworth makes OITNB look like the Facts of Life. Real talk. Wentworth is the female "Oz".
    Random - watch yall think about Cam Newton looking like Blanche Devereaux in Walmart? yall think he was trolling to get people talking since football season about to start up?

  • Alextra Ballard

    I love??myself some Lucifer?

  • Parent

    I always got mentally unstable vibes from this chick. Hope she gets better.

  • Alextra Ballard

    LordT not Blanche!! Cam ain got no kinna fashion sense.

  • ShWa

    Didn't know who she was til I read the comments, she is from Hustle & Flow.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I aint wanna say it

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Girl I BEEN over Cam and those fashion choices. Thing is I think he dead ass serious when he does it. I personally cannah.

  • Vegas1989

    Taryn my dear, you choose your career. Nobody didn't force you to choose acting. I choose a career in the military....So get over it. You will have your days when politics and games are played. You have to play the game as well. New Post Auntie!!!

  • Guest

    Wentworth is a lot better.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I havent watched since the 3rd season

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I used to love OITNB...I got to episode 6 before I stopped watching last night I will continue until the end but the overall vibe of the show since Poussey died has been crap...the show used to be lighthearted with a twist of seriousness but this season right now is downright agenda pushing...I know whats going on in this cruel azz country so I dont need to be reminded in the last season of a show I used to love...they got rid of my fav character too (Big Boo) smh...

  • EasyBreezy

    *YAWN* Happy Monday, Roses! Enjoy a productive day!

  • iWasteTime

    The other chick, the one that play Piper just turned 35!
    35! I thought she was older than me, not younger ... lol

  • iWasteTime

    I stopped when she died.
    Legit was my last episode.
    Last I saw the thick Spanish chick had the CO gun ...

  • Listen2Me

    1 minute: "Not one cast member cares about me. Just watch."
    Next minute: “Thx bubs, I know you do”

    Manufactured crisis! Nothing to see her folks. ?????

  • Connie

    Pale a$$ posts, as per @sal@saltinecrackers:disqus below

  • Karen Brady

    40? What an unfortunate lot they are. *shrugs*

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Whatever is going on with her social media is not the answer. I pray she gets the help/love she needs, though.

  • Karen Brady

    I forget she was in 8 Mile. She did a good job in that Lifetime movie about the Cleveland Abduction. She's always been 'off' to me.

  • datjerk

    Well somebody's gone off the rails.

  • Navybeans95

    Hollywood is toxic...they use these people up and turn out anyone that will watch or listen...malfunctions of different people keeps happening...

  • Gloria

    Literally just finished the last season. Her character’s story was heartbreaking. Wish the actress the best.

  • kennedy220

    you damn right...I watched all of orange and knew she looked familiar..

  • Roderick2011

    That sounds like life in general.

  • MyNameIs

    She's claiming hacked but after reading this, I'm claiming BS. She was not hacked. She said way too much.

  • Roderick2011

    I think that they should have ended the series with season 6 which ended with the juxtaposition of the good white woman ( Piper) getting early release while the innocent black woman (Taystee) was wrongfully convicted of murder.

    I am on episode five of season seven and everything anti-climatic so far.

  • Patricia

    girl, yes. as a teacher, the career has its perks and it has its challenges. thats goes for any career. she needs to get over herself! likely mad she didnt get the salary hike she wanted or had to sleep with those perv directors for her renewed contract. you know how they roll in hollyweird...

  • Renee26

    She plays the hell outta that role... They probably were unsure of funding because the show is a hit

  • Renee26

    I didn't like the outcome of the last season either but the show could be turned around to how good it was before they killed off Pusee

  • Renee26

    I tried to watch Wentworth, don't think I made it past season 2. I like OTNB better

  • Renee26

    Chile he been a cross dresser

    So is that boy A1 from LHHH with the pearls, painted nails and lady clothes.

    Those mf are DL and their style opens the door for men to get at them. They have wives but I'm willing to bet money they both entertain men too; discreetly

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  • leapyearpisces

    He is a MESS!

  • leapyearpisces

    Isn't it??? OMG. I loved it!

  • leapyearpisces

    A-1 done took the closet off the hinges, and I think Cam and that girl broke up.

  • leapyearpisces

    I loved it, but it's not for everyone. So I get it.

  • Roderick2011

    I didn't necessarily like the outcome but it was a sad reality.

    Now Piper is getting a second chance and she's effing that up by getting high with her lame brother and then lying to her parole officer and getting another chance by going to NA instead of back to jail where any person of color or someone of lower socioeconomic status would have ended up.
    Piper is just a spoiled white girl who doesn't have any act right.

  • Dahl

    Its been rumored that d r u g s play a major role in her life. Hope she gets it together...

  • MistaO

    This is what most females today have to look forward to that put career and whorism before having a husband and family. Yall out of the natural order thinking this feminism and slutism is the way to go. That's why yall end up alone, wore out and pumped full of meds!?

  • Renee26

    Truth...all of it

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Do people who use Social Media as a diary have any family or real people (that care about them) they converse with in person? Pouring your heart out to strangers on the internet then complaining about trolls?

  • Renee26

    LMAO chile he kicked the door own down ? Cam is married I think

  • Let them eat cake

    lol thats why i put spoiler alert. shrug

  • teather

    Although what you said is kinda harsh, it's true. I have NO idea why ppl air their business for the world to hear. It's like drunk calling the world. She clearly has some problems. Many would DIE to be in her place. I know that doesn't make it better but it's very true. She has to understand the heartless cut throat business she's in.

  • Logan Roberts

    Taryn has always been a certified nutcase.

  • KneeSee

    Did anybody else see her walk off this past season of Worst Cooks in America because she didn't want to work with chicken feet? ?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    IS OITNB back on Netflix yet?

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    I'm gonna get my free trial subscription, binge watch all day, then cancel my netflix account.

  • Jussjess25

    Im sorry who!??!

  • Michelle

    She’s just a Scorpio doing Scorpio stuff externally, this has been going on inside her heart for probably years. If she was gonna do something she’d done it by now. Don’t worry bout a Scorpio. She strong af

  • T Willis

    Very heartbreaking ?