Emile Hirsch pleads guilty in Sundance assault case

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Emile Hirsch has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault after an alleged drunken incident in January at the Sundance Film Festival, during which he assaulted a Paramount executive, the Associated Press reports.

The 30-year-old "Into the Wild" actor had been accused of putting Paramount executive Daniele Bernfeld in a chokehold at Park City, Utah's Tao nightclub.

The actor reportedly entered rehab following the incident.

Hirsch will serve 15 days in jail, as well as pay a $4,750 fine. He will also serve 50 hours of community service.

The charge against him will be dismissed following the completion of his sentence.

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PARK CITY, UT - AUGUST 17: Actor Emile Hirsch appears in court August 17, 2015, in Park City, Utah. Hirsch made a plea deal for misdemeanor assault and has been ordered to serve 15 days in jail, pay a USD 4,750 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. If he completes the all the requirements associated of the sentence the charge will be dismissed. Hirsch is charged with felony aggravated assault and intoxication after allegedly putting a studio executive, Daniele Bernfeld, in a chokehold at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival January 25 in Park City. (Photo by Rick Bowmer-Pool/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - AUGUST 17: Actor Emile Hirsch appears in court on assault charges August 17, 2015 in Park City, Utah. Hirsch made a plea deal for misdemeanor assault and has been ordered to serve 15 days in jail, pay a USD 4,750 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. If he completes the all the requirements associated of the sentence the charge will be dismissed. Hirsch is charged with felony aggravated assault and intoxication after allegedly putting a studio executive, Daniele Bernfeld, in a chokehold at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival January 25 in Park City. (Photo by Chad Hurst/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - AUGUST 17: Actor Emile Hirsch appears in court on assault charges August 17, 2015 in Park City, Utah. Hirsch made a plea deal for misdemeanor assault and has been ordered to serve 15 days in jail, pay a USD 4,750 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. If he completes the all the requirements associated of the sentence the charge will be dismissed. Hirsch is charged with felony aggravated assault and intoxication after allegedly putting a studio executive, Daniele Bernfeld, in a chokehold at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival January 25 in Park City. (Photo by Chad Hurst/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - AUGUST 17: Actor Emile Hirsch appears in court August 17, 2015, in Park City, Utah. Hirsch made a plea deal for misdemeanor assault and has been ordered to serve 15 days in jail, pay a USD 4,750 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. If he completes the all the requirements associated of the sentence the charge will be dismissed. Hirsch is charged with felony aggravated assault and intoxication after allegedly putting a studio executive, Daniele Bernfeld, in a chokehold at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival January 25 in Park City. (Photo by Rick Bowmer-Pool/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - AUGUST 17: Actor Emile Hirsch appears in court August 17, 2015, in Park City, Utah. Hirsch made a plea deal for misdemeanor assault and has been ordered to serve 15 days in jail, pay a USD 4,750 fine and perform 50 hours of community service. If he completes the all the requirements associated of the sentence the charge will be dismissed. Hirsch is charged with felony aggravated assault and intoxication after allegedly putting a studio executive, Daniele Bernfeld, in a chokehold at a nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival January 25 in Park City. (Photo by Rick Bowmer-Pool/Getty Images)
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At the time of the incident, the actor told police that he couldn't remember the exact detail of the incident, a claim that he repeated in court on Monday.

Summit County Attorney Robert Hilder said in court that Hirsch has stayed sober since the incident and that he had repeatedly taken responsibility and expressed remorse for the incident.

Hilder added that prosecutors were aware that the actor had been drinking that night, and had also taken medication that could have interacted with the alcohol.

Bernfeld called the incident "insanely painful and absolutely terrifying," according to public records.

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