Tarantino slammed for casting choice

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Celebrity,
Publish Date
Sunday, 10 June 2018, 1:01PM

Actor Jamela Jamil has slammed Quentin Tarantino's casting of actor Emile Hirsch in his new all-star Manson family film, saying the actor still hasn't apologised for violently attacking her best friend.

The Good Place actress took to Twitter after it was revealed Hirsch, 33, would join Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino and Margot Robbie in the upcoming film Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

Hirsch has been cast as Jay Sebring, the Hollywood hairdresser murdered alongside Sharon Tate in the Manson family's evil rampage.

Jamil slammed Hirsch's return to Hollywood, referring to his 2015 attack on Paramount Pictures executive Daniele Bernfeld at the Sundance Film Festival.

Hirsch allegedly "blindsided" Ms Bernfeld by coming up behind her, putting her in a choke hold, and throwing her on the ground.

The actor had been drinking and said he didn't remember the details of the attack. In August 2015, he pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanour assault.

Police mugshot of Emile Hirsch after his attack on Daniele Bernfeild. Photo / Getty Images

According to police reports, Hirsch called Bernfeld a "rich girl" before allegedly pulling her "across the table and onto the floor" where he strangled her.

"It took two people to pull him off me, and if not for their intervention, the attack would have continued," Bernfeld said of the attack at the time. "I thought I was going to die."

Jamil said that the attack had left her friend with post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. She also said the actor never paid for Ms Bernfeld's treatment or apologised to her.