Taryn Manning posted and deleted two troubling Instagram posts about her Orange Is The New Black cast mates over the weekend, with the actor now claiming that she was hacked. In the since-deleted messages, which were captured by the Daily Mail, Manning jumped around a handful of difficult topics, including slavery, racism, human trafficking, and animal rights, before turning to the entertainment industry and her OITNB castmates.
Though Manning didn’t name the Netflix show, which premiered its seventh season on Friday, it appears that she is speaking about OITNB. “This show hurt me more than anything has in my life and if this is what I have to do to push what I stand for I will,” wrote Manning, who played Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett for all seven seasons.
“I do not need to ever work again in this town. I’ve been dropped by everyone for having a backbone,” wrote Manning. “I was dropped because a person terrorizes me daily and them too. So my team, they just turn away. Like a car accident. Rubber neck but don’t help. F**k show biz. A disgrace.”
The actor ended the post by writing “Not one cast member cares about me. Just watch,” prompting A League of their Own and OITNB actor Lori Petty to comment “Hey. I love you.” Manning responded to Petty, writing “Thx bubs I know you do. And I love you. I am giving up everything to speak on how awful this career is and how awful we are treated. 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**t, for whatever sick agenda. How some of the most dear characters were just not there anymore. My pals. F**k this show. This show hurt me so bad.”
Manning uploaded the post on Saturday, the day after she skipped the premiere for Orange is the New Black’s final season on Friday night. Earlier in the week on Thursday, Manning also posted a concerning caption that addressed her lack of attendance at the New York premiere.
“I wish I could be there,” she wrote. “Unfortunate uncontrollable circumstances that no one could help with have made it this way. When someone is crying for help from someone who is after your life and soul. Please listen. No one deserves to have another person single handedly ruin their life to the point they are paralyzed and never leave in fear. I tried to tell everyone. No one cared.” That same day, Manning spoke to The Blast, saying that she was not suicidal but was dealing with a cyber bully who had reportedly hacked Manning’s laptop and phone, erasing the actor’s photos and music and compromising her credit cards, emails and more.
Manning has since deleted both Instagram posts, uploading an image on Sunday of herself in character with co-star Uzo Aduba. “My account was so epically hacked,” writes Manning. “I am back in and I am sorry.”