Emile Hirsch was on Monday sentenced to 15 days in jail after pleading guilty to choking a film executive during the Sundance Film Festival back in January.
As ENTmania! reported, a drunk Hirsch was arrested after he put Paramount Pictures executive Daniele Bernfeld in a chokehold. He checked himself into rehab shortly after he posted bail.
The charge against Hirsch was a felony, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. But the actor was allowed to plead guilty to misdemeanor assault, hence the lesser sentence.
In addition to the 15 days jail sentence, Hirsch was ordered to pay $4,750 fine and complete 50 hours of community service.
During the sentencing, Hirsch apologized for his actions, saying that his behavior was ‘wrong’ and ‘reckless.’ Bernfeld had asked the court to give him a stricter punishment.