Newswire: Emile Hirsch allegedly assaulted a female film executive at Sundance

Actor Emile Hirsch, best known for his starring role in Into The Wild, allegedly attacked and choked a female film executive at Sundance, according to Page Six. Its sources say a drunk Hirsch assaulted Paramount’s Dani Bernfeld at Tao Nightclub in Park City, where Hirsch is promoting his new film Ten Thousand Saints. The incident is said to have happened around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday when Hirsch—who “was aggressively picking on Dani”—became angry and proceeded to get “even more aggressive and aggro,” at which point he pushed Bernfeld against a table and put her in a “chokehold.” Police were called, though Hirsch wasn’t arrested. Page Six reports that he “calmly waited for the police to arrive, and spoke with them until around 5 a.m.”

Dani Bernfeld is the VP of Paramount Digital Entertainment and Insurge Pictures, and it’s unclear what, if anything …

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