Emile Hirsch will spend 15 days in jail after he pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor assault of a female studio executive in January, The Associated Press reports. In addition, he'll pay a $4,750 fine, and has been ordered to complete 50 hours of community service, refrain from using drugs or alcohol and continue going to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Hirsch was initially charged with felony assault after he reportedly dragged Daniele Bernfield across a table, put her in a chokehold and body-slammed her at a nightclub on Jan. 25during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The actor says he was under the influence of alcohol and medications at the time and has no memory of the incident. On Monday, he said that his actions were "wrong and reckless and irresponsible."
Bernfield, who works for Insurge Pictures, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, said Mondayin a statement that she was disappointed with Hirsch's punishment. "It took two people to pull him off me," she said in a statement that was sent by her attorney, according to the AP. "I thought I was going to die."
Hirsch checked into rehab after the incident, and his attorney says he will serve the full 15-day sentence. The judge - who handed down a light sentence because Hirsch has no criminal record or history of violent behavior and appeared to give a "sincere apology" - said if he does not meet all the requirements of the deal, he will serve one year in jail.
The actor was at Sundance to attend the premiere of his latest movie, Ten Thousand Saints.