“The Girl Next Door” star Emile Hirsch
has been charged with felony assault for allegedly attacking a female
Hollywood executive at a party in Utah during the Sundance Film Festival
… TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement tells us … around 3:52 AM on January 25th, cops responded to an assault call at Tao nightclub in Park City.
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.
When cops arrived, they spoke with Hirsch who claimed he was in a
“verbal confrontation” with Bernfeld and admitted to having 3 or 4
drinks that night. Cops say he appeared wasted — glossy eyes, slurred
speech, poor balance, etc.
When cops spoke with Bernfeld, they noticed redness on her neck and upper chest — which appeared to corroborate her story.
Hirsch was ultimately charged with 3rd degree felony aggravated
assault — which is punishable by up to 5 years in prison. He was also
charged with misdemeanor intoxication.
Hirsch is due in court March 16.
Story developing …
| TMZ.com: Daniele Bernfeld
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