Paris Hilton was in Australia when her manager called and broke the news that a 37-second video clip of the then 19-year-old having sex was circulating on the internet. Now Hilton writes that she gave in to the pressure when she made the infamous sex tape with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon. He was 31.
In an excerpt from “Paris: The Memoir,” the heiress reveals details about what led to the 2003 sex tape.
After her boyfriend, the American poker player Salomon, repeatedly came up with the idea of filming the two having sex, Hilton finally gave in.
“I don’t remember much of the night he wanted to make a video tape while we were making love,” she wrote a fragment published by the London Times.
“He had often said it was something he did with other women, but it made me feel weird and uncomfortable. I always told him, ‘I can’t. It’s too embarrassing.’”
“He kept insisting,” she continued. “I kept making excuses.”
He promised her the tape would be just for the two of them, that no one would ever see it.
And then he told me that if I didn’t do it, he could easily find someone who would, and that was the worst thing I could think of – being dumped by this grown man because I was a stupid kid who did that. didn’t.” knows how to play adult games.
Hilton wrote in her memoir that she wanted to “live in a sensual way” and experience intimacy. She struggled with her sexuality since she was abused as a young teenager and found it difficult to enjoy sex, to feel comfortable in her own skin.
“I was not able to have the level of confidence necessary to make such a videotape,” she wrote. “I had to drink myself crazy. Quaaludes helped. But I did. I must own that. I knew what he wanted, and I went with it.
It wasn’t until years later that the ‘Stars Are Blind’ singer was confronted with the consequences of appeasing ‘Scum’, as Salomon liked to be called. The leaked clip from that night with Salomon was all over the place, and it was rumored that the clip was essentially the trailer for an upcoming full-length release.
“The world considers me a sex symbol, and that’s why I’m here, because symbol literally means icon,” she wrote. “But when people saw that sex tape, they didn’t say ‘icon’, they said ‘slut.’ They said “w—.”
“I felt like my life was over, and in many ways it was,” she continued. “Certainly, the career I envisioned was no longer possible.”
The “The Simple Life” star also insisted she would never be involved in the production and distribution of “an amateur teen porn video,” before adding that if she had been involved, the exposure would have been better.