“The Good Place” star unloaded on Twitter on Friday, writing, “Cool. Emile Hirsch strangled my tiny female best friend until she blacked out at a party in front of dozens of witnesses at Sundance Film Festival (and was convicted) but Tarantino just cast him in a movie. INTENSE case of rich white male privelege eh? Cool. Cool. Cool. ”
She added, “Left her with three years of PTSD and never paid for her treatment, and still hasn’t apologized to her.”
Jamil is referencing Hirsch’s arrest in 2015 when he attacked Paramount Digital VP Daniele Bernfeld at a club during the Sundance Film Festival. Hirsch pled guilty and served 15 days behind bars, paid $4,750 and performed 50 hours of community service.
Hirsch has appeared in a handful of movies since the incident, but nothing as high-profile as the upcoming Tarantino film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” The movie is centered around the Charles Manson murders in 1969 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds, Elle Fanning, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Luke Perry and Damian Lewis.
It is due out next year.