The “Emile Hirsch Was A Mess At Sundance” Story Just Got Messier

January 28, 2015 / Posted by:

Emile Hirsch, an actor type who we haven’t really heard much of since the mid-2000s, is currently giving us a reason to say the name “Emile Hirsch“, but not for the reason he (and I’m sure his agent) would like. On Monday, it was reported that Emile Hirsch had gotten physical with a female Paramount Pictures executive at a club at the Sundance Film Festival, but not much else was known besides the fact that it was messy and the cops were called. Two days later, Page Six has the details, and this shit is pretty trashy.

Page Six says it all went down at 3:30am on Sunday morning at Tao Nightclub. According to a source, 29-year-old Emile, who is at Sundance to promote his film Ten Thousand Saints, was apparently drunk as hell and started “aggressively picking on” 31-year-old Paramount executive Dani Bernfeld. The source claims Emile suddenly snapped, and “pushed Dani up against a table, and then he put her in a headlock.” Another source, who refers to what Emile did as a “chokehold”, adds:

“He attacked her from behind — he completely blindsided her after he’d been shit-talking and was already led away from her once.”

Eventually the police were called and a witness says Emile calmly explained the situation and wasn’t arrested. Park City police are currently investigating the incident and are deciding if charges should be filed. Uh, I’m no lawyer, but I’d say “being a drunk disaster and putting someone in a chokehold” is still an arrestable offense, right?

And how the fuck did this trashy shit happen at the Sundance Film Festival? I always thought that out of all the film festivals, Venice was the classy grandma, Cannes was the messy drunk aunt, Toronto was the low-budget brother, and Sundance was the chill cabin-dwelling cousin. Damn Sundance, what happened? You’ve turned into the drunk uncle who puts you in a headlock. Robert Redford, get your film festival together.

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