An “Orange is the New Black” star won’t be seeing any green after trying to sue the city for $10 million.
A Manhattan judge shot down a petition by actress Taryn Manning — who plays inmate Tiffany (Pennsatucky) Doggett in the Netflix prison series — to let her file a late notice of claim after her November 2014 arrest.
Manning alleged her civil rights were violated when cops arrested her after her former roommate said she violated a court order of protection.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office declined to prosecute Manning, and her ex-roommate wound up sentenced to 45 days in jail, after pleading guilty to violating a court order and harassing the actress by filing a false report.
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In February 2016, Manning’s lawyer James Franzetti asked the court’s permission to file a lawsuit even though the star missed a 90-day deadline to give the city notice of her intentions.
The detective who arrested Manning knew the DA wouldn’t prosecute her, but collared her anyway, Franzetti said.
Franzetti argued the city knew about the facts of Manning’s case because one of her lawyers called and emailed the NYPD’s legal division.
In a decision made public this week, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lucy Billing tossed Manning’s case, stating that those phone calls and emails are “not a reasonable excuse for failing to file the notice of claim timely.”
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