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Ouch! Hustle & Flow Star Taryn Manning Arrested For Choking & Punching Assistant

Submitted by on October 15, 2012 – 10:34 amNo Comment

Taryn Manning‘s hustle has never been in question. But, her flow got seriously out of hand recently when she allegedly assaulted her assistant.

The 8 Mile actress was arrested and ordered to stay away from her 23-year-old assistant Holliann Hartman after allegedly punching, choking, scratching, and slamming her against the wall in a bloody fight inside New York City’s Dream Hotel. According to Manning’s attorney, Joseph Tacopina, his client pulled a Naomi Campbell and lashed out at her assistant after a long day filming a music video.

“They had a late-night argument that turned into a bit of a physical altercation,” Tacopina said. “If you know about Taryn and her track record and her background, she’s not a petulant little kid. She’s a 33-year-old, serious, well-accomplished actress, artist who is here promoting her song on VH1.

Manning, who was charged with misdemeanor assault and choking, was released without bail and is awaiting her next court date on November 13. Despite the brawl, Tacopina seems to think the two women can mend their relationship. “There are some personal issues that they’ve had,” Tacopina said of the assistant. “Disagreements that friends who spend every waking moment together have on occasion. [But] she stays with the mother and Taryn in California. She’s part of the Manning family.”

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