UPDATE: Monday, August 17 (7:25 p.m. ET) After his assault on a Paramount film executive at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the “Into The Wild”; actor, Emile Hirsch will receive 15 days in jail among other required services.
According to Deadline, the 30-year-old begins his 15 days in jail after pleading guilty today. Hirsch has a 90-day probation period and must also pay $4,750.
The “Lone Survivor”; actor must then take part in an aftercare treatment program, perform 50 hours community service and pay film exec, Daniele Bernfel, a sum of money that has yet to be determined.
If Hirsch meets these requirements, his case will be dismissed, if not he will go to jail for a year.
But the victim of the assault, Bernfel, speaks out in a statement saying she is dissatisfied with the settlement.
“It took two people to pull him off me, and if not for their intervention, the attack would have continued,”; she says. “I thought I was going to die.”;
Although authorities treated her with respect and dignity, Bernfel says punishment should be tougher and not be the bare minimum.
“If a violent attack in front of a roomful of witnesses can be labeled a misdemeanour and dismissed, what of women who are assaulted while alone in hallways or bathrooms, or behind the closed doors of their own homes?”;
Most folks don’t get to choose their mug shot wardrobe. But Emile Hirsch seems to be one of the lucky ones. (Well, as lucky as you can be for someone who’s been arrested.)
The Into The Wild star stopped by a Park City courthouse on Monday for some preliminary legal business pertaining to his January 25 assault charge. And in addition to the customary paperwork, his official arrest photograph was taken. As you can see below, it’s certainly more dapper than most.
Emile faces up to five years in prison for allegedly putting Daniele Bernfeld, a film executive, into a chokehold at a Sundance festival event. The actor, who was said to be highly inebriated at the time, checked into rehab immediately afterward.