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Emile Hirsch goes to court

SALT LAKE CITY - Actor Emile Hirsch has made his first court appearance on allegations 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.

The “Into the Wild’’ star declined to comment Monday outside court.

His attorney Neil Kaplan says Hirsch is receiving counseling after going to rehab.

The actor is charged with felony assault.

After a brief court appearance, Hirsch had to go next door to the sheriff’s office to get his mug shot taken before he was released.

The woman he’s accused of assaulting Jan. 25 is Daniele Bernfeld, an executive for the Paramount Pictures subsidiary Insurge Pictures. Hirsch’s lawyer Robert Offer has said the actor had been drinking alcohol and doesn’t remember the events. AP
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