Paris Hilton was born in wealth, she is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, the founder of Hilton Hotels. However, with grit, determination, and talent, she made a name for herself in the media and business world. Life, however, has not always been easy for the socialite. In a recent article published in the New York Times, she recounts the abuse and mistreatment she allegedly received at her boarding school in Utah. The account narrated by the model provides for a somber and chilling read.
To ensure that what happened to her and other girls at her boarding school isn’t repeated, Hilton has been involved with a number of advocacy initiatives throughout the years.
Paris Hilton Opens Up About the Abuse She Suffered at School
Narrating the abuse meted out to her and other girls at the Provo Canyon School in Utah, she claimed that staff members who weren’t medical professionals forcefully performed “cervical exams” in the early hours of mornings in the facility. She said: “Very late at night, this would be around like 3 or 4 in the morning, they would take me and other girls into this room and they would perform medical exams.”
To make matters worse, the Hilton heiress claimed that the individuals that performed such “exams” on her and other girls weren’t doctors but were “ a couple of different staff members who would have us lay on the table and put their fingers inside of us.”
Explaining how that made her feel, the businesswoman said, “And I don’t know what they were doing, but it was definitely not a doctor. And it was really scary, and it’s something that I really had blocked out for many years.” Hilton continued, “But it’s coming back all the time now, and I think about it. And now, looking back as an adult, that was definitely sexual abuse.”
Paris Hilton also took to Twitter to talk about her nightmarish experience. She said: “I cried while they held me down & said, ‘No!’ They just said, ‘Shut up. Be quiet. Stop struggling or you’ll go to Obs,’” “It’s important to open up about these painful moments so I can heal & help put an end to this abuse.”
Disturbing and scarring experiences in formative years often trouble people long after they happen. Paris Hilton seems to be greatly affected by this alleged abuse on the part of her school.
The Controversial Boarding School Where Rick and Kathy Hilton Sent Their Daughter
When Paris Hilton was 16, her parents sent her to the boarding school Provo Canyon in Utah. This was apparently done in response to her rebellious nature and she reportedly spent a total of 11 months in the facility. Hilton made a documentary titled This is Paris which inter alia detailed the horrible time she had in that school.
She once said, “I knew it was going to be worse than anywhere else, It was supposed to be a school, but [classes] were not the focus at all. From the moment I woke up until I went to bed, it was all day screaming in my face, yelling at me, continuous torture.” The media personality was relieved when she finally left the place, she said: “I was so grateful to be out of there, I didn’t even want to bring it up again. It was just something I was ashamed of and I didn’t want to speak of it.”
The Advocacy Work Done by Paris Hilton
These bad experiences seem to have nudged the socialite to push for change and reform. Paris Hilton has undertaken several advocacy initiatives, which include teaming up withand Breaking Code Silence to urge authorities to take action against such institutions. She campaigned with others to push legislation to address this issue, including the “Troubled Teen” Industry Law — SB127 —, which was signed into law in 2021.
Source: New York Times