Emile Hirsch Pleads Guilty To Choking Out A Female Film Exec, Sentenced To 15 Days In Jail
Emile Hirsch (The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, Into The Wild) pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault following an incident with a female film executive at the Sundance Film Festival this past January.
The 30-year-old was accused of putting Paramount Pictures studio executive Daniele Bernfeld in a chokehold at Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah on the night of January 25th.
According to TMZ, Hirsch drunkenly attacked Bernfeld asking her “why she looked so tough” and allegedly told her she was a “rich kid who should not be at Sundance.”
Bernfeld told police … she moved away from Hirsch to go sit with a friend at a table — and moments later, Hirsch came up from behind her and “put her in a chokehold.”
Then, Bernfeld claims Hirsch “pulled her across the table and onto the floor” and landed on top of her.
While on top, he allegedly wrapped his hands around her neck and began to choke her. She said she felt as though “the front and back of her throat were touching and she remembers things going dark.”
Hirsch’s spokesperson, Robert Offer, claims that Emile was too shitfaced to remember what happened:
“Emile consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened.
Emile takes these allegations very seriously, and is devastated that any of this has occurred. A few days after the incident, Emile sought help and checked himself into an alcohol rehabilitation facility, where he remains today, to ensure nothing like this ever happens again.”
Emile escaped the maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and was sentenced to 15 days in jail, a $4,750 fine, and 50 hours of community service, despite Bernfield asking for a stricter punishment.
Evidently, Emile. Evidently.