"The Good Place" star Jameela Jamil has blasted filmmaker Quentin Tarantino for casting Emile Hirsch in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", just two years after the actor pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault on a female movie executive.
In 2015, Hirsch pleaded guilty to misdemeanour assault after he choked executive Daniele Bernfeld, for which the actor was sentenced to 15 days in jail. His punishment also included USD 4,750 in fines and 50 hours of community service.
Jamil labelled the casting as an "intense case of rich white male" privilege.
"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," Jamil tweeted alongside a casting announcement for the upcoming film, followed by a middle finger emoji.
"Left her with three years of PTSD and never paid for her treatment, and still hasn't apologised to her. Not today Satan, not today," she added.
Jamil also called out Hirsch for not apologising, along with the rest of those involved in Tarantino's upcoming film based on the Manson Family murders.
"Emile Hirsch has not apologised for this heinous crime. But is re-joining Hollywood's elite. Slow clap to everyone involved in this movie. So many other actors who haven't attacked women to choose from," she wrote.
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