Emile Hirsch: Going to JAIL For Assault on Female Film Exec!

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Emile Hirsch is going from Into the Wild to into the slammer.

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The 30-year-old actor best known for his roles in films like Lone Survivor and Milk was arrested for assaulting a female movie executive during the Sundance Film Festival back in January.

Hirsch entered rehab shortly after the incident, but as more details emerged, it became clear that it would be tough for him to avoid serving some time.

Witnesses claimed that Hirsch put the woman in a chokehold and may have done far worse if the altercation hadn't been broken up.

So all things considered, Hirsch got off very easy at his sentencing today:

As the result of a plea deal, Hirsch will only spend 15 days in jail. He'll also be required to $4,750 fine and complete 50 hours of community service.

At one point, it looked as though Hirsch might be facing up to five years in prison, so we imagine he's breathing a sigh of relief right about now.

There's no word yet as to what sort of probation Hirsch will face after he's done serving his time.

Of course, despite the relatively light sentence, the damage to Hirsch's career will likely be profound. His victim remains unidentified, but she's reportedly a bigwig at Paramount.

Might be a while before Emile lands another role in a studio flick.

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