Months after Emile Hirsch assaulted a Paramount executive, and now we’re hearing more details from that night. According to Page Six, Daniele Bernfeld said the assault from Hirsch was “insanely painful and absolutely terrifying.”
The incident happened at a party during the Sundance Film Festival. Bernfeld said that actor Emile Hirsch was drunk and put her in a chokehold from behind, dragged her across the table, and body slammed her. Documents reveal that Bernfeld felt the front of her throat touch the back of her throat.
According to the Paramount exec, “He basically grabbed me at the curve of the elbow, choked me up, threw me across the table, and I felt the front of my throat hit the back of my throat.”
Hirsch didn’t remember what happened and thought the two could patch things up.
Hirsch admitted that the two were “mouthing off” and then he said, “She started kind of causing a ruckus and I sort of started getting intervening and this happened. I don’t think it was much more than that to be honest…. I think she had a go at me and I probably defended myself.”
Prior to the assault, Emile had pulled the Paramount exec’s hair. Bernfeld said moments before the attack, Hirsch was “super aggressive” and got in her face. Emile said that she was “a rich kid” who “has never done anything” and was at Sundance just to party.
When she told Hirsch that she was at Sundance for work, he said, “Your parents are rich and you don’t know what it’s like.”
Since the assault, Hirsch has appeared in court twice in Park City, Utah. That said, he hasn’t entered a plea. Emile will be back in Park City on August 17, where he will be awaiting a possible plea deal. If convicted for felony assault, he may land himself in jail for five years and have to pay a $5,000 fine.
As the Inquisitr reported, days after the incident, Emile entered rehab for alcohol abuse. At the time, Hirsch told TMZ that “he consumed an enormous about of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened.”
Originally, Bernfeld wasn’t going to press charges and wanted to keep the whole incident private because of his high profile and her job, but when she saw reports were being published about the incident, she felt like she needed to come forward.
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