Emile Hirsch Charged With Felony Assault, Checks Into Rehab

A few weeks ago, I posted about Emile Hirsch drunkenly attacking a woman and allegedly putting her in a headlock during a party at Sundance which really sounds like something he probably should’ve been arrested for on the spot. Especially when it turns out it the alleged attack was way worse than the initial story, according to the felony assault charges police filed against him last night. TMZ reports:

According to police, “Hirsch appeared intoxicated and asked [movie exec Daniele Bernfeld] why she looked ‘so tough’ and said she was a ‘rich kid’ who should not be at Sundance.”
FYI — Bernfeld is an exec at Paramount.
Bernfeld told police … she moved away from Hirsch to go sit with a friend at a table — and moments later, Hirsch came up from behind her and “put her in a chokehold.”
Then, Bernfeld claims Hirsch “pulled her across the table and onto the floor” and landed on top of her.
While on top, he allegedly wrapped his hands around her neck and began to choke her. She said she felt as though “the front and back of her throat were touching and she remembers things going dark.”
Bernfeld says 2 bystanders eventually pulled Hirsch off of her.

Wow, that sounds pretty fucking serious except, surprise (if you didn’t read the headline), Emile Hirsch already checked into rehab and is like super sorry, you guys:

Hirsch’s spokesperson, Robert Offer, tells TMZ, “Emile consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened.” Law enforcement confirms Emile and the witnesses were highly intoxicated and Emile has been cooperative.
Offer adds, “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.”

“He also left me with specific instructions to cry and say, ‘Please, mommy, I promise I won’t do it again.’ Which is obviously going to work because he’s a famous celebrity so let’s just pretend I did all that and save ourselves the rush. We’ve all got shit to do.”

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