Taryn Manning Skates in Makeup Artist Attack Case

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Actress Taryn Manning just dodged a bullet … the criminal case against her for allegedly beating down her makeup artist has been dismissed — with one small string attached.

Manning was arrested last month after she allegedly punched and kicked her makeup artist/friend/roommate after a night of heavy drinking.  She was charged with assault and obstruction of breathing or blood circulation.

The victim — Holly Hartman — declined to prosecute the case, and this AM, a judge granted an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal.  Translation:  If Taryn keeps her nose clean for the next 6 months and does one day of community service, the arrest and criminal charges just go away — as if it never happened.

Manning — who was repped by famed lawyer Joe Tacopina — has something else to celebrate.  Her song, “Send Me Your Love,” just hit #1 … well, on the Dance/ Club Play Songs on Billboard.  That counts.