Lone Survivor star charged with assault for allegedly putting a woman in a headlock at a party

13 February 2015 / 1 year 8 months ago

Emile Hirsch has reportedly been charged with assault after he allegedly put a woman in a "headlock" at a party last month.

The 29-year-old actor could end up behind bars after he was accused of physically lashing out at female Hollywood executive Daniele Bernfeld during a bash held at the Tao nightclub in Park City, Utah, during the Sundance Film Festival on January 25.

According to TMZ.com, "Hirsch appeared intoxicated and asked Daniele why she looked so tough and said she was a rich kid who should not be at Sundance."

The Paramount boss reportedly told police she walked away from the star but just minutes later he'd come up behind her and choked her, before pulling her across the table and sitting on top of her.

Daniele said she felt as though "the front and back of her throat were touching" and she remembers things going dark, before two onlookers pulled the 'Lone Survivor' star away from her.

When the police arrived, Emile reportedly admitted he'd had three or four alcoholic beverages throughout the night as officers inspected the reported redness around Daniele's neck.

If found guilty of third degree felony aggravated assault, Emile could spend up to five years in prison for his crime. He was also charged with misdemeanor intoxication and is scheduled to appear in court on March 16, 2015.

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