Paris Hilton, the iconic heiress and reality TV star, recently opened up about her experiences in a conversation with Glamour UK, in anticipation of the publication of her highly anticipated biography, "Paris: The Memoir".
The book delves into her life and career, including several incidents of trauma that have shaped her into the strong and resilient woman she is today. Rape and S*xual Assault In the interview, reported by Rolling Stone, Hilton recounts a traumatic event that took place when she was just 15 years old.
During her teenage years, she would travel back to Los Angeles from Palm Springs, where she lived with her grandmother, to spend weekends at the mall with friends. "We would go there almost every weekend," she said. "That was our favorite thing to do, and these [older] guys would always just be hanging around the stores...
we’d talk to them, give them our beeper [pager] numbers." One weekend, the group was invited to the home of one of the older men, where they were offered berry wine coolers. Hilton recalls feeling dizzy and woozy after only a few sips and believes that she was drugged with a roofie.
She woke up hours later, realizing that something had happened to her, with visions of the man on top of her, covering her mouth, and whispering in her ear. "I have visions of him on top of me, covering my mouth, being like, ‘You’re dreaming, you’re dreaming,’ and whispering that in my ear," Hilton also disclosed that she suffered s*xual abuse while attending the Provo Canyon School.
In a New York Times piece, she wrote, "Very late at night – this would be around 3 or 4 in the morning – they would take myself and other girls into this room, and they would perform medical exams... It was with a couple different staff members, where they would have us lay on the table and put their fingers inside of us.
And I don’t know what they were doing, but it was definitely not a doctor." Advocacy for Reproductive Health Hilton also revealed in the interview that she had an abortion in her early twenties, which has made her a vocal advocate for reproductive health. "It’s a woman’s body...
Why should there be a law based on that? It’s your body, your choice, and I really believe in that," she said. "It’s mind-boggling to me that they’re making laws about what you do with your reproductive health, because if it were the other way around with the guys, it would not be this way at all." "Paris: The Memoir" is a candid and compelling account of Hilton's life, career, and the experiences that have shaped her into the resilient and strong woman she is today.
From rape and s*xual abuse to close encounters with Hollywood's elite and advocacy for reproductive health, the book is a must-read for anyone interested in the life and times of Paris Hilton.