Police have charged Emile Hirsch with felony aggravated assault for choking Paramount executive Dani Bernfeld during a fight at the Sundance Film Festival last month. If convicted, the actor could face up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, law enforcement officials in Utah’s Summit County tell Deadline.
The scuffle happened around 3:30 AM on January 25 during a Sundance party at the nightclub Tao. Police were called after Bernfeld, who is VP of Paramount Digital Entertainment and Insurge Pictures, reported the incident to security. Hirsch, who has starred in Lone Survivor, Into The Wild and the miniseries Bonnie & Clyde, was in Park City for the premiere of the drama Ten Thousand Saints.