Well, here's some not-so-good news coming out of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Reportedly, Emile Hirsch assaulted a female Paramount Pictures executive at the film fest, per Page Six. While hanging out at Tao nightclub in Park City, Utah, police were called at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, after the movie exec (her name has not yet been revealed) told security she was assaulted. There is still no word yet on what exactly happened, but here's a reported witness' statement: Update: Page Six reports the film exec who Emile Hirsch allegedly assaulted by putting in a chokehold is Dani Bernfeld.
Something happened between the movie exec and Emile, and she said she had been assaulted and asked security to call the police. Emile didn’t leave the scene, and calmly waited for the police to arrive, and spoke with them until around 5 a.m., after which he went home with his friends. No arrests were made.
According to a different source, who also spoke with Page Six, no charges were made at the time, but the alleged victim "considered speaking to the police later on Sunday about making a complaint."
Us Weekly spoke with the Park City Police Department, who said: "We are still investigating the case and cannot provide details at this time." Phil Kirk, a spokesman for the Park City Police Department, told Variety, "Currently this is an active case that we’re still investigating. We’ll be submitting the case to the Summit County Attorney’s Office for screening as soon as we complete the investigation.”
No further details have been released.