#WarOnWomen: Quentin Tarantino signs on actor who assaulted female executive for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

emile hirsch

Convicted offender Hirsch (l) and Tarantino with his buddy Weinstein (r)

Quentin Tarantino wrote and is directing a new movie, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which is due out August 2019. About the movie, from IMDb:

“A TV actor and his stunt double embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.”

You know who was murdered? Shannon Tate, who was 8 ½ months pregnant at the time of her grisly murder.

Now, 49 years later, Quentin Tarantino feels the need to make yet another movie about these horrific murders.

Here’s a list of some of the better-known actors who have signed on for this movie:

  • Brad Pitt
  • Margot Robbie
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Dakota Fanning
  • Kurt Russell
  • Al Pacino
  • Luke Perry
  • Burt Reynolds
  • Emile Hirsch

That last name may not be familiar to you. I’ve never heard of him.

Emile Hirsch has a past of assaulting a woman. Here’s what I found out about Mr. Hirsch, from Wikipedia:

“Emile Davenport Hirsch (born March 13, 1985) is an American actor. He starred in Into the Wild (2007) and the A&E network simulcast miniseries Bonnie & Clyde (2013). Other films include The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), The Girl Next Door (2004), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Speed Racer (2008), Milk (2008), The Darkest Hour (2011), The Motel Life (2012), Lone Survivor (2013), and Vincent N Roxxy (2016).

On February 12, 2015, Hirsch was charged with aggravated assault after initiating an altercation with, and then strangling, Paramount Pictures executive Daniele Bernfeld on January 25, 2015 at the Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah. On August 17, 2015, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, and was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He was also fined $4,750, received 90 days of probation, and ordered to undergo 50 hours of community service.”

Apparently Hirsch was intoxicated at a party and doesn’t remember grabbing Daniele from behind, throwing her to the floor and putting her in a chokehold until she blacked out. It took two men to remove Hirsch from his victim.

Fun Fact: Quentin Tarantino knew of Harvey Weinstein’s bad behavior. Back in October 2017 he said the following (from USA Today):

“Quentin Tarantino has spoken out on his longtime and close working relationship with producer Harvey Weinstein, acknowledging that he’s ashamed he was aware of some of Weinstein’s abhorrent acts but did not take a stand against them.

“I knew enough to do more than I did,” the director told The New York Times in an interview published Thursday.

Tarantino cited several Weinstein episodes involving prominent actresses. 

“There was more to it than just the normal rumors, the normal gossip. It wasn’t secondhand. I knew he did a couple of these things,” Tarantino said. “I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard.”

So a man (Tarantino) who ignored Weinstein’s behavior has signed on a convicted assault offender (Hirsch) to star in a movie about the murder of a pregnant woman?

Another Hollyweird movie I won’t be seeing.


25 responses to “#WarOnWomen: Quentin Tarantino signs on actor who assaulted female executive for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

  1. Excellent article DCG seem to me he said that he know of Harvey’s miss deeds with other actresses so if he knew and didn’t say anything isn’t that obstruction of justice for not reporting it? Just saying if he knew and didn’t then its the same as condoning it. So why isn’t he under investigation?

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  2. DCG . . . thank you for being on top of such a ludicrous article such as this. I can think that Tarantino really does not care on iota about women, women being attacked. He is from that old school where women are fair game for anything, and that nothing that can be perpetrated against a woman is out of bounds. Yes, we heard his rhetoric regarding Weinstein, but let’s face it, he has to at least look like he is part of the group trying to clean things up.

    As far as the list of actors who have signed up to participate in this yet another film regarding the murder of Sharon Tate and her unborn child . . . you will not when perusing the list that the vast majority of those listed are actor’s who are getting “very long in the tooth.” Their heyday has come and gone, and I cannot imagine other than that this is an effort to grab the brass ring–in order that they may once again be seen as relevant in the Hollywood society. Shame on Hollywood, and shame on these individual actors.

    Am I crazy, it seems like the best and brightest stars are coming out of New Zealand, England, Australia, Wales, Ireland . . . our homegrown male actors are far and away too much like “Pajama Boy.”

    When one thinks about all the newer movies coming out . . . there is nothing but trash, shock & awe, and downright awful films being made. I with you, DCG, I won’t be giving Mr Tarantino so much as a dime to see this kind of garbage. I just cannot understand why with all the writing talent in the world, the folks in the film industry cannot come up with better story lines, most of us are just sick and tired of all this filthy trash.

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    • Not only does Tarantino not care about women, it just proves Hollywood really doesn’t care one iota about the #MeToo movement.

      The movie is being produced by Sony Pictures, which had dealt in the past with Weinstein. The new CEO of Sony is Tony Vinciquerra. From LA Times in May 2017:

      “He’s not a studio boss from central casting. Tony Vinciquerra is a low-key executive with unflappable style and lack of pretension in an industry known for big egos. Those are precisely the qualities that made Vinciquerra an appealing candidate to run Sony Pictures Entertainment as it looks to dial down the drama at its Culver City studio.

      He’s measured, smart and thoughtful.”

      Wrong way, Vinciquerra, to “dial down the drama” by producing a Tarantino film that features a convicted assaulter. Smooth move…


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  3. Same old stuff, different day…

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  4. Stephen T. McCarthy

    I absolutely despise Quentin Tarantino and I wouldn’t be seeing any of his movies under ANY circumstances. That is a very sick dude, and just the sight of him also makes me sick!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    STMcC Presents ‘Battle Of The Bands’

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  5. Into the wild–great movie.


  6. Uma Thurman reveals Quentin Tarantino choked her, spit in her face while filming ‘Kill Bill’: https://decider.com/2018/02/05/quentin-tarantino-uma-thurman-abuse/

    But she’ll work with him again!

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  7. Pics of the criminal

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  8. I saw only a part of “Kill Bill” and I thought it was the most deranged movie I had ever seen.
    That being said, I gauge Tarantula from what I’ve heard him say, and I maintain the man is psychiatrically deranged and is a menace to society at large. I am saying I wouldn’t tolerate being around him physically.

    But I think something else is going on here, also. We don’t know the entire truth about Manson and the Tate-LaBianca murders. But from what I have read and gathered, I take it Manson was a mind-controlled subject of some CIA experiment. Think about it: Here was a life-long criminal psychopath with a relatively low IQ who suborns multiple homicides, and makes the Beatles’ White Album into some sort of narrative. It just doesn’t jibe that he came up with this on his own, and the fact that Sharon Tate once played a starring role in a TV series, “My Living Doll” is just too rich.

    So why rehash what has already been done? Steve Railsback played the superlative Manson in a made for TV movie almost 40 years ago. He was excellent—and it may have destroyed his career. Why repeat what has already been done? In other words, this remake would be the sending of a signal to someone. Qui Bono? And what for? And who would be funding this job? How would they benefit? Because it doesn’t seem to me to be the kind of project that would collect big bucks.
    At any rate, some demons somewhere are having their fun, loading up on ammo for their “clients'” stay in hell. Well, they won’t be getting ONE PENNY of my money!

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    • That sounds like a terrible idea for a movie. I did some research and found info on the story: DiCaprio is a washed up TV star trying to make it in movies. Brad’s his pal and stunt double. And Brad’s next door neighbor is…Sharon Tate.
      Most of the public audience is still traumatized from this story. If you dare to question the official narrative, regular folks have a meltdown.

      Dave McGowan wrote about Manson [as a CIA/Intelligence project] in his Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon book https://www.amazon.com/Weird-Scenes-Inside-Canyon-Laurel/dp/1909394122/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529159695&sr=8-1&keywords=weird+scenes+inside+the+canyon&dpID=51-AmVAodOL&preST=SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40&dpSrc=srch

      and if memory serves, he also wrote about it in his Programmed to Kill book.

      Cults have ties to intelligence, it’s well documented. You can read the free sections of the Laurel Canyon book (part 10 has a lot of Manson info) on his website http://centerforaninformedamerica.com/laurelcanyon/

      I like Dave McGowan’s work in this subject. Other “conspiracy” writers have also noted major problems with the official story. Miles Mathis claims the entire Tate murder was a hoax, and he wrote an enormous paper about it. He thinks everything is a hoax, and I don’t agree with him on several issues (like Sharon faked her death and now pretends to be her sister. ummm, no). But, Mathis brings up points others didn’t notice, so I take the good parts from his research. Something is fishy about that entire Laurel Canyon scene, that’s for sure!

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      • While I agree that David McGowan was a good writer, I have always disagreed with his conclusions and premises. Having lived through that era I find them ridiculous.

        The military does not invent operations on their own. They are not joined at the hip with the CIA either. Further, just because someone has an association with the military, through relatives or through employment, it doesn’t mean a thing. That’s what the U.S. does. It invades other countries, mostly where brown people are.

        You would have to live in an extremely remote are not to know anyone “connected” to the military. Just because someone grew up in a military family, attended military schools, etc., doesn’t mean that they are “agents” of espionage.

        There were two major Air Force bases and an Army depot where I grew up and another not forty miles away. Most of my high school teachers were retired Air Force officers. By the way, they were lousy at it.

        What his writing demonstrates to me is that he isn’t familiar with the subject of his suspicions. To him any connection at all is suspect and obviously a deceit. I was drafted into the Army and, later, worked around the Navy for thirty years. I have no love for them but the last thing they are are intelligent or somehow motivated to undertake independent operations. They work for themselves and their next promotion, period. Nothing else matters to them.

        So, while he makes an interesting tale, it is just that, a tale. I don’t even find the connections curious. It would be exceedingly difficult to NOT know someone with military connections. If there are any, it isn’t at all surprising that they found themselves in the same locations. That is VERY common.

        Lastly, I was in Northern California during this time frame. I am a lifelong musician and was actively playing in bands during this time. He acts as if everything originated in LA. It didn’t. It is true that some bands came from there. It is also true that there were productions facilities there. There were production facilities elsewhere as well.

        At that time those of us who were involved with this lifestyle regarded LA as a “plastic wasteland”. It was faddish and those who lived there tended to be shallow. Among musicians it was important to avoid faddish contrivances. LA was full of them.

        At any rate, I can understand how some come to believe that his writing is accurate. I know for a fact that it is not. I’m glad they enjoy it but if they rely on it for accuracy they will always be way off the mark.

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  9. The Manson murders are more than likely a hoax. Lots of information about it out there.

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