Taryn Manning Charged With Brutally Beating Make-Up Lady

10/12/2012 4:45 AM PDT UPDATED: 10/12/2012 11:12 AM PDT

Taryn Manning -- Arrested for Assaulting Makeup Artist

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11:00 AM PT -- According to the criminal complaint, Taryn is accused of punching her makeup artist in the face, kicking her in the face and torso, scratching her, grabbing her by the hair and slamming her against the floor and wall, and choking her.

Taryn was in court this morning for two misdemeanor charges -- assault in the third degree and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

According to law enforcement sources, Taryn is being released from custody on her own recognizance.

Actress Taryn Manning was arrested for allegedly whupping her makeup artist's butt -- and it all went down in Lindsay Lohan's favorite NYC hotel.

According to NYPD, Manning -- star of "8 Mile" and "Hustle and Flow" -- was busted early Thursday morning in her room at the Dream Downtown Hotel ... accused of punching and kicking the woman during a brawl.

Law enforcement sources tell us the alleged victim is Manning's 23-year-old makeup artist.

33-year-old Manning has hired famed defense attorney Joe Tacopina.

The Dream has seen a ton of action lately -- that's where LiLo allegedly hit a pedestrian with a Porsche ... and where she hung out with her mother before their limo fight.