‘I am not ashamed’ OITNB’s Taryn Manning on her addiction struggle

With speculation intensifying over Taryn Manning's addiction issues, the Orange Is The New Black star has decided to address the reports head-on.

According to TMZ, the actress, who plays Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett in the Netflix original, has acknowledged that a particular media outlet is planning to run a story on her, so decided to beat them at their own game by refusing to hide from the publicity.

"I am truly grateful for what some may call hitting rock bottom. Some days it sucks and some days it sucks worse," she admitted.

Taryn, who will turn 38 next month, is adamant her demons will not get the better of her, adding: "I am not ashamed of this obstacle because I have accepted that it is okay to not be okay."

Paying tribute to her co-stars on the smash-hit prison show, Taryn, who has appeared in numerous box office hits including 8 Mile and Cold Mountain, insisted her personal struggles have not had a negative effect on her professional relationships.

"I've never felt more accepted, forgiven, and supported than during this period of my life. This is not easy," she admitted.

Fair play to her.

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