They also hear her say her signature phrase, “That’s hot.” No one expects to hear her open up about any abuse endured.
It came as a wonder to most fans after Hilton detailed the mental torture and emotional abuse she suffered as a kid.
Recently, she shared why she opened up about her abuse despite reaching a resolve not to share the story. Also, she added that it has also been so hard to forget.
Read on for more details.
‘It’s Impossible To Forget’
Hilton recently made an appearance on “The Project,” an Australian news program. There, she opened up about working with a family on a project involving the Australian zoo. In addition, she shared her reason for sharing her abuse story and became an advocate for abuse.
“I couldn’t sleep at night knowing that this was still happening and I knew that I needed to use my voice,” Hilton said of her reason. “I thought to myself, maybe God made me go through this and gave me this gift so one day I could be the one to save these children.”
Although she acknowledged that it was “hard to talk about,” it was also “impossible to forget.” According to her, she was constantly carrying the harsh reality that was her abuse around.
“And even though I’m healing and talking about it and helping others, it’s something that I think will stick with you forever cause it’s impossible to forget.”
She was also grateful for speaking out and seeing her story’s incredible reach. She also added that she had to testify in front of lawmakers to create reform within these facilities.
“It’s made such a change and I’ve changed laws and now taking this to a federal level. So I just feel proud of the woman I am and what I’ve been through and how strong I am,” she said. “I feel that this is now my legacy and something that is my mission in life and something that really has deep meaning and that I’m going to continue fighting until change is made.”
Paris Hilton Was Abused At Age 17
In her documentary, “This Is Paris,” which premiered in 2021, the reality star and entrepreneur spoke on the abuse she suffered as a teen for the first time.
Per People, she shared the emotional distress she suffered while at Provo Canyon school in the late 90s.
“I buried my truth for so long, but I’m proud of the strong woman I’ve become. People might assume everything in my life came easy to me, but I want to show the world who I truly am.”
Years before she became a household name, Hilton was enshrined in a hot mess of debauchery while living with her parents. She would sneak out of the house to go to parties and clubs. While her parents tried to punish her by confiscating her cell phone and card, they couldn’t have her do their bidding.
Eventually, her parents got fed up and sent their daughter to boarding school, which supposedly focused on mental and behavioral development.
“I knew it was going to be worse than anywhere else,” added Hilton. “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.”
Hilton continued, “The staff would say terrible things. They were constantly making me feel bad about myself and bullying me. I think it was their goal to break us down. And they were physically abusive, hitting and strangling us. They wanted to instill fear in the kids so we’d be too scared to disobey them.”
She Still Has Recurring Nightmares About The Incident
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In the same documentary, she shared recurring insomnia resulting from the trauma she faced as a kid.
“I’m scared to go to bed at night,” she says. “I always have this recurring nightmare, no matter what I do.”
In her dream, she’s always in her bed when two people try to take her away. While she tries to run, she returns to consciousness.
As a result, the reality star only sleeps about three hours every night.
Her New Podcast Will Solely Focus On Survivor Stories
In a recent interview, Hilton shared about her upcoming podcast. Per Newsweek, it was created solely to give opportunities for survivors to “share their truth,” as they tackle one treatment facility at a time.
“I am so proud to be producing ‘Trapped in Treatment’ and can’t wait to take you on this audio journey.”
The podcast “Trapped In Treatment” will be hosted by Rebecca Mellinger and Caroline Cole.
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