'Into the Wild' star Emile Hirsch accused of attacking female studio executive, faces felony assault charge

February 13, 2015 3:55 AM

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- 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.

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