Emile Hirsch Sentenced to 15 Days in Jail for Assaulting Female Paramount Exec

Actor Emile Hirsch was sentenced Monday to 15 days in jail for assaulting a female Paramount executive during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in January.

According to Deadline, Hirsch’s attorneys struck a plea deal with the Summit County Attorney’s office that will see the actor begin his 15-day sentence Monday. Hirsch was also ordered to pay $4,750 and complete 50 hours of community service.

The Into the Wild star was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor intoxication after he allegedly placed Paramount Digital Vice President Daniele Bernfeld in a “chokehold” in the early morning hours of January 25 outside of the Tao nightclub in Park City. The actor had been in town at the Sundance Film Festival to promote his new film Ten Thousand Saints.

A spokesperson for Hirsch told TMZ at the time that the actor had “consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened.”

Hirsch reportedly checked into a rehabilitation facility shortly after the incident.

Deputy County Attorney Ryan Stack called Hirsch’s actions “inexcusable” after the plea deal was announced in court Monday.

The deal allows Hirsch to avoid a lengthy stint in prison; the felony assault charge reportedly carries up to a five-year sentence and a $5,000 fine under Utah law, while the intoxication charge alone could have kept him in jail for 90 days.


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