Emile Hirsch will do time for assaulting a Hollywood executive at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The actor was sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to the misdemeanor assault charges.
Will some time behind bars be what Emile Hirsch, 30, needs to get back on the straight and narrow? The Girl Next Door star is heading to the slammer for 15 days for putting a woman in a chokehold at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Get refreshed on the incident here.
Assault charges were made against Emile in Feb. 2015, following his attack on movie exec Daniele Bernfeld in Park City, Utah on Jan. 25. “Hirsch appeared intoxicated and asked [Daniele] why she looked ‘so tough’ and said she was a ‘rich kid’ who should not be at Sundance,” police told TMZ at the time.
After Emile’s verbal attack, Daniele claims she went to sit with a friend, which is when the actor came up behind her and started getting physical. Witnesses said they saw Emile pull Daniele across the table and onto the floor, before landing on top of her and putting his arms around her neck.
Besides spending 15 days in jail, Emile also has to pay a $4,750 fine and do 50 hours of community service. He also checked into rehab after begin charged in Feb. “Regarding the charges that have been brought against Emile today, the facts that I can relay are that he consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened,” his rep said, at the time. “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.”
HollywoodLifers: Do you think Emile has received the proper punishment for his assault on Daniele?