Taryn Manning Arrested for Beating Up Her Makeup Artist: Report

Celebrity News Oct. 12, 2012 AT 4:20PM
Taryn Manning on August 5, 2012 in Burbank, California. Taryn Manning on August 5, 2012 in Burbank, California. Credit: Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

It's highly unlikely she'll be able to "Hustle" her way out of this one.

According to a report on TMZ, Hustle and Flow star Taryn Manning was arrested in NYC early Thursday morning after getting into a knock-down, drag-out fight with her makeup artist at the Dream Downtown Hotel.

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Manning, 33, reportedly punched the unidentified, 23-year-old woman in the face, kicked her in the face and torso, scratched her, choked her, and grabbed her by the hair in order to slam her against the wall.

On Friday, Manning was arraigned and charged with two misdemeanors: assault in the third degree and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

The actress/singer has since been released on bail, and has allegedly hired attorney Joe Tacopina, a well-known, NYC-based criminal defense lawyer.

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Manning first made a name for herself with roles in gritty dramas like 2001's Crazy/Beautiful, 2002's 8 Mile and 2005's Hustle and Flow; she'll be back on the big screen later this year in Almost Broadway and A Winter Rose.

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