Emile Hirsch is currently seeking treatment for alcohol abuse, following his felony assault charge that stems from an incident at the Sundance Film Festival last month. The actor allegedly attacked a woman at the film festival, putting her in a chokehold, while admittedly under the influence.
“Emile consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened,” his rep said in a statement. “Emile takes these allegations very seriously, and is devastated that any of this 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.”
Police responded to an assault call in Park City at 3:52 am on Jan. 25, with the victim being Paramount movie exec Daniele Bernfeld. Daniele claims that after a verbal confrontation, Emile came up from behind and “put her in a chokehold,” then, “pulled her across the table and onto the floor.”
Emile was charged with 3rd degree felony aggravated assault — punishable by up to five years in prison — and is expected to appear in court on March 16.