Laughing, carefree and enjoying the privileges that life gave her, this is how everyone sees Paris hilton. However, the American influencer hides a hard past that only now is encouraged to reveal. In the previews of her documentary ‘This is Paris’, which will premiere on September 14 on her YouTube channel,. the blonde revealed the harsh abuse she suffered during her adolescence in one of the schools she attended as a boarding school.
“I hid my truth for a long time,” Hilton told People magazine in an exclusive interview. Due to the erratic behavior that the billionaire had in her teens, her parents decided to send her to a school as a pupil, in order to prevent her from falling into the temptations offered by New York City. “I was escaping to go to parties and discos. My parents were so strict that they made me want to rebel. They punished me by taking out my cell phone, my credit card, but nothing worked, “he said.
Concerned, Rick and Kathy Hilton made the difficult decision to send her to a school located in the state of Utah, the Provo Canyon School, a renowned institution that offered tools to guide adolescents with behavior problems. “When I arrived I knew it was going to be worse than any of the other schools I had previously been to,” said Paris.
“It was supposed to be a school, but the classes weren’t the focus at all,” he recalled during the interview. “From the moment I woke up until I went to sleep, I had people yelling at me. It was a continuous torture, “she said. “The people who worked there said terrible things to us. They constantly made you feel bad about yourself, they bullied you. I think his goal was to break us. They were also physically abusive, they beat us and strangled us. They wanted to instill fear among the boys so that we would be too scared to disobey them ”.
In the documentary, three of his former colleagues endorse the statements of Paris Hilton, making similar accusations, including stories about how they were forced to self-medicate and severely punished, even putting them in solitary confinement if they rebelled. “They used that as punishment, sometimes they kept us locked up for 20 hours in a day. He had panic attacks and cried every day. I was very miserable, I felt like a prisoner and hated lifeHilton noted.
Every time Paris tried to tell her parents about the ordeal she was experiencing, the school prevented it. “They wouldn’t let me talk to my parents, they only allowed me once or twice a month. They isolated us from the outside world. I tried to tell them once and got into so much trouble that I never tried again. They would take out the phone or tear up my letters while saying, ‘No one is going to believe you. Then they talked to the parents and told them that we were lying, so they didn’t know what was really happening ”.
When she turned 18, Hilton dropped out of school and returned to New York, but she was so afraid to speak that she kept quiet. “I was very grateful that I was able to get out of there. So much so that I was not even able to remember what I experienced and tell about it. It was something that embarrassed me and did not want to reveal“.
“I hid my truth for a long time, but I am proud of the woman I have become. People probably assume that everything in life was very easy for me, but now I want to show the world who I really am, “he said. “I want these places to close, to take care of what they did. I want to be the voice of the children who have experienced something like this. I want this to stop forever and I’m going to do everything I can to make it happen“, Added Hilton and affirmed that, at the moment, it is not going to initiate legal action.