Judge Blasts Taryn Manning In Lawsuit Against Business Partner
A judge has ruled that Orange is the New Black star Taryn Manning has no leg to stand on in her legal battle with her ex-business partner — and he blasted the actress for not having any evidence to back up her claims.
RadarOnline.com has obtained the federal lawsuit Manning filed against her former business partner, Caroline Dimech.
Manning claimed in her suit that she first partnered with Dimech in 2007 to produce a movie called Droppers. In order to generate interest in the project, the two women produced a trailer for the film in early 2015.
Manning alleged that she was actively involved in every aspect of the trailer’s creation, including pulling together a crew and tapping her industry contacts.
Furthermore, the actress claimed she funded the trailer with her own money and even starred in it herself. After the trailer was created, Manning said, her relationship with Dimech ended.
Despite the disintegration of their business partnership, Manning released the trailer they had created for Droppers, sparking the nasty feud between them.
Dimech allegedly accused Manning of copyright infringement for releasing the work without her prior approval, and Manning claimed the woman threatened her with legal action unless she paid up an unreasonable amount of money.
Manding demanded the court declare she had not infringed on any copyright and her ex-business partner would not be able to release the film without her. The actress also wanted Dimech to pay all her legal bills in the dispute.
Dimech fired back at Manning’s suit claiming there was no actual controversy for the actress to even sue. She pointed out she never filed for a copyright related to Droppers and didn’t understand the reason for the actress suing her.
On December 30, the federal court judge came back with a decision, agreeing with Dimech and shutting down Manning.
The judge ruled the actress didn’t show any proof that the issues were urgent or how it would harm her. He also stated that details in the lawsuit were vague and dismissed the lawsuit, awarding Manning nothing.