The versatile American personality, model, actress, and businesswoman, Paris Hilton, has shown that she is more than her negative experiences, as she achieved so much even after going through a hard time as a teen.
She finally began her journey to healing from her trauma after finding the courage to open up publicly two years ago about the abuse she faced as a young girl at Provo High School, Utah.
It appeared that one good thing came out of the horrifying experience Hilton had, as her relationship with her mother grew stronger after she shared the experience with her. Please keep reading to find out what she had to say.
Hilton Got Closer To Her Mom
Hilton opened up about her relationship with her mother in a recent interview on the Tamron Hall Show. The 40-year-old ex-Simple Life star explained how their bond had grown stronger since her mom, Kathy Hilton apologized to her for putting her through a boarding school for troubled teens during her teenage years.
“We are just so much closer now,” she noted. She explained that for years after the experience, it was difficult for them to discuss, and this put a strain on their relationship. “That was something that was traumatizing to me, what I went through, and something that has been such a painful subject for us both to talk about,” Paris explained to host Tamron Hall.
Hilton Liked Talking To Her Mom
Paris expressed her gratitude that she could speak to her mother about the experience and have her go through the documentary she made and feel empathy for the hard time she went through.
She said, “just to hear her say sorry for the first time meant the world to me because it’s something I’ve been waiting for for a very long time.” The documentary in question was a two-hour-long YouTube video titled “This Is Paris,” where the star explained her terrible experience at the boarding school in detail.
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She recounted that she was sent there by her parents after becoming “addicted to the night life.” After the video premiered in September 2020, many fans expressed their sympathy and reiterated that no one should have to go through such a thing.
Hilton’s Horrifying Experience
Paris explained that her parents stood by the door and watched as she was being dragged from her bed and out of her home in the middle of the night. “I thought I was being kidnapped,” she said, “I started screaming for my mom and dad no one came.” “As they were taking me, I saw my parents standing by their door crying. I was like, ‘Please help me, what’s happening?’ And no one would tell me what was happening.”
She also explained that the boarding school was “the worst of the worst” and a terrible place to be at. Also, that one would sit through the day facing a wall, being either shouted at or hit, and it was almost like the workers enjoyed it. “felt like a lot of the people who worked there got off on torturing children and seeing them naked,” she said.
Paris also mentioned that the workers would usually give her and other students random pills and, if they put up a fight, would be stripped and taken to solitary confinement for almost a whole day.
The School Changed Ownership
When asked about the series of occurrences that Hilton documented, it was noted on their website and in a statement to People that the ownership of the school was changed to a new one after Hilton had left as a student in 2000. Since they were new workers, it wasn’t easy to get any information out of them.
“We therefore cannot comment on the operations or patient experience prior to that time,” they said in the statement. “We are committed to providing high-quality care to youth with special, and often complex, emotional, behavioral and psychiatric needs.”
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