Actor Emile Hirsch was charged Thursday with assault after police said he put a studio executive in a chokehold and dragged her across a nightclub table while he was in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival.
Hirsch was charged with aggravated assault, which is punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. He is also facing a misdemeanor count of intoxication.
Summit County prosecutor Ryan Stack confirmed that the woman, Daniele Bernfeld, is an executive for Insurge Pictures, a Paramount Pictures subsidiary.
Court documents say the altercation occurred Jan. 25 at Tao Nightclub in Park City, when Hirsch, looking drunk, approached Bernfeld and asked why she...