Emile Hirsch Gets 15 Days in Jail for Sundance Assault on Female Paramount Executive

Actor must also pay fine and perform community service

Last Updated: August 17, 2015 @ 5:35 PM

Emile Hirsch has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after an alleged drunken incident in January at the Sundance Film Festival, during which he assaulted a Paramount executive, the Associated Press reports.

The 30-year-old “Into the Wild” star had been accused of putting Paramount executive Daniele Bernfeld in a chokehold at Park City, Utah’s Tao nightclub.

The actor entered rehab following the incident.

Hirsch will serve 15 days in jail, as well as pay a $4,750 fine. He will also serve 50 hours of community service.

The charge against him will be dismissed following the completion of his sentence.

At the time of the incident, the actor told police that he couldn’t remember the exact detail of the incident, a claim that he repeated in court on Monday.

Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder said in court that Hirsch has stayed sober since the incident and that he has repeatedly taken responsibility and expressed remorse for the incident.

Hilder added that prosecutors were aware that the actor had been drinking that night, and had also taken medication that could have interacted with the alcohol.

Bernfeld called the incident “insanely painful and absolutely terrifying,” according to public records.