Paris Hilton has revealed that she was drugged and raped in a new interview published Thursday.
In conversation with Glamor UK, the reality TV star, hotel heiress and pop culture icon described the attack along with other incidents of abuse and sexual trauma. She also discussed a harrowing encounter with a high school teacher and a frightening confrontation with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein.
Hilton described hanging out with her friends at the Century City mall in Los Angeles as a teenager. It was their favorite activity, and where she met a group of older men, one of whom later raped her.
“One day they invited us to their house and we drink these berry wine coolers,” she told Glamor UK. “I wasn’t drinking or anything at the time, but when I took maybe a sip or two, I immediately started feeling dizzy and dizzy. I don’t know what he put in it, I assume it was a roofer.”
Paris said she woke up hours later and knew something bad had happened to her. ‘I remembered. I have visions of him on top of me, covering my mouth, saying, “You’re dreaming, you’re dreaming,” and whispering it in my ear.
It was her first sexual experience, but not the first time she had been abused by an older man.
“I was just such a young girl and I was being manipulated by my teacher,” she told Glamor UK. “He took advantage of a young girl and I blocked that too, I didn’t remember until years later. He called me on the phone all the time, just flirting with me and trying to tell me I was this grown woman.
He came to her house one night and persuaded her to sit in his car with him until her parents came home and he drove off with Hilton still in the car.
“We only kissed, but imagine what he would have tried if my parents hadn’t come. We literally drove through Bel-Air at about 100 miles per hour. We were going so fast and somehow we got away from them through a red light. He panicked and drove me back home to Bel-Air, where he said, ‘Get out.’”
“To this day I have not spoken to my family about it. I’ve never told anyone,’ she said. “I don’t know what it was, I was just so embarrassed about the whole situation — from the start at such a young age and it really stuck with me in a weird way.”
In the YouTube documentary ‘This is ParisHilton opened up about the sexual and psychological trauma she struggled with when she attended Provo Canyon School in Utah, a boarding school where she spent 11 months. She was involved in a leaked sex tape scandal in 2004. And when she was 19, she met a combative Harvey Weinstein at the Cannes Film Festival.
“I was having lunch with my girlfriend and he came to the table and said, ‘Oh, do you want to be an actress?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I really want to be in a movie,'” she told Glamor UK. “I was a teenager, so I was in awe of him. I thought, ‘Oh my god, Harvey Weinstein is so cool!’ and he said, “Well, we should have a meeting. You can come to my room and read scripts ‘…and I just didn’t want to go, so I never went.”
The next night, she claimed, Weinstein followed her into the women’s bathroom.
“I went to the bathroom and then he followed me,” she said. “He tried to open the door, he hammered the door, banged on it. And I didn’t want to open it, because I thought, ‘I’m in a stall, why do you want to come in here?’ And I just wouldn’t open it. And security came and literally carried him away and he was like (yelling), ‘This is my party,’ crazy. It scared me and scared me.
Hilton’s new book, Paris: The Memoir, hits stores March 14.