Emile Hirsch Checks Into Rehab After Sundance Felony Assault Charges Filed

“Emile consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened,” Hirsch’s lawyer Robert Offer says in statement

Emile Hirsch has checked himself into rehab after formal charges were filed against him for allegedly attacking a Paramount executive at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

“Emile consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened,” Hirsch’s lawyer Robert Offer said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. “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.”

Park City police responded to a 911 call at the Tao nightclub on Jan. 25 at approximately 4 a.m. When they arrived, the Paramount executive in question, Daniele Bernfeld, described a physical altercation and accused a drunken Hirsch of putting her “in a chokehold.”

Two bystanders pulled the actor off of Bernfeld, whose neck and upper chest appeared bruised when police arrived.

Hirsch has reportedly been charged with 3rd degree felony aggravated assault, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. He’s expected to appear in a Summit County courtroom on March 16.

The 29-year-old actor was at Sundance promoting his latest film, “Ten Thousand Saints,” which co-stars Ethan HawkeAsa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld and Emily Mortimer.