Taryn Manning, who played inmate Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett since season 1 of Orange Is the New Black, took to Instagram the day after the show’s final season premiered to sound off on how negatively the show affected her life.
In a lengthy Instagram post on Saturday, Taryn wrote that the “show hurt me more than anything has in my life” and said that “not one cast member cares about me.”
The beginning of actress’ caption addressed a myriad of topics, from human trafficking to racism, before explaining that her “life was stolen from a criminal who’s mentally ILL,” adding, “No one cares to help so I am dedicated to learning how to make a difference.”
Though she did not name OITNB, she seemingly made mention of the Netflix series.
“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,” Manning continued. “I have to speak out before anything happens to me. F— fame! This show hurt humans. You will never truly know but many were hurt!”
The actress added: “I do not need to ever work again in this town. I’ve been dropped by everyone for having a backbone. 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— show biz. A disgrace.”
Manning ended her caption by writing, “Not one cast member cares about me. Just watch.”
However, her OITNB costar Lori Petty commented on her post, writing alongside three heart emojis, “Hey. I love you.”
“Thx bubs I know you do,” Manning responded. “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—, 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.”
Saturday’s post comes after another lengthy post shared earlier this week, where Manning explained why she missed the Orange Is the New Black red carpet for the Netflix show’s seventh and final season on Thursday.
Manning said she has become “paralyzed” with fear after being “terrorized by cyber criminals.”
“I love you all so much. Have a great premier [sic] tonight. I love this photo. I miss you all so much ?? I wish I could be there. Unfortunate uncontrollable circumstances that no one could help with have made it this way,” she wrote alongside a photo from the set of Orange Is the New Black. “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.”
The actress said despite multiple attempts to get help, her cries went unheard by those around her.
“I tried to tell everyone,” she wrote. “No one cared.”
“This is for anyone who feels alone, terrorized by cyber criminals, cyber bullying, criminals with the intent to cause others distress and isolate them from life, for people who have lost everything due to another humans mental illness and smear campaigns,” Manning continued. “This is for you too so you don’t feel so alone. It even happens to people who seemingly have the resources to stop it too.”
After a friend reached out to Manning in the comments section, the actress assured her followers that she is “not suicidal.”
“I will call you when I feel like I can talk. I am not Suicidal,” she wrote. “I am disappointed and heartbroken how little people care for other humans.”
We hope she gets the help she’s so desperately asking for soon — before it’s too late.