Emile Hirsch Checks in to Rehab After Sundance Assault
The actor "consumed an enormous amount of alcohol" on the evening in question, his lawyer said in a statement.
Emile Hirsch has checked himself in to rehab after allegedly choking a female Paramount executive last month during the Sundance Film Festival.
Hirsch's attorney Robert Offer released a statement Friday, saying, "Emile consumed an enormous amount of alcohol on the evening in question and he has no memory of what happened. Emile takes these allegations very seriously, and is devastated that any of this has occurred."
The attorney added, "A few days after the incident, Emile sought help and checked himself into an alcohol rehabilitation facility, where he remains today, to ensure nothing like this ever happens again."
Hirsch was charged Thursday with aggravated assault, a felony, and faces up to five years in prison.
The incident occurred on Jan. 25 at Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah. The alleged victim, Paramount exec Dani Bernfeld, claimed Hirsch placed her in a chokehold and dragged her onto the floor, saying she was a "rich kid who should not be at Sundance."