Paris Hilton, a 38-year-old actress, singer, and socialite, outpoured everything about her private life in a recent documentary named, “This is Paris.”
What is This is Paris, on Youtube
In the documentary, released on her YouTube channel on 14 September, she relived disturbing memories of abuse and torture from her childhood at a Utah boarding school.
“I feel like the whole world thinks they know me. No one really knows who I am. I am always putting on this facade, this happy, perfect life…. I don’t even know who I am sometimes.”
Previously, in a short debut of the documentary, launched in July, she appeared nervous and anxious while talking about her past.
“I’m nervous. I am shaking. It is hard even to eat because my stomach is just like, turning. I don’t know — it’s very personal and not something I like talking about,” said the American Meme star.
Hilton shared she was brought up in Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Living in the city, it was not difficult for her “sneak out and go to clubs and parties,” despite her parents’ objections. This rebellious behavior of hers compelled her parents to send her to boarding school at the age of 17.
“My parents were so strict that it made me want to rebel. They would [punish me] by taking away my cell phone, taking away my credit card, but it did not work. I would still go out on my own.” she said.
The last boarding school she went to was Provo Canyon School. There, Hilton said that she had spent the worst 11 months of her life.
How bad Paris Hilton was treated at Provo
“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 staff would say terrible things,” she continued. “They were constantly making me feel bad about myself and bully 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.”
In her latest interview after the release of ‘This is Paris,’ the American media start said she is receiving a torrent of emails from her supporters, including the ‘survivors’ of the same boarding school.
I’m getting just an outpouring of emails and people contacting me, survivors who have been at the same school, parents who, because they saw the trailer, have pulled their children out of thereParis Hilton
How the public has responded to This is Paris
Paris also said that many people hesitate to share the bitter truths of their lives. Contrary to this notion, she feels prouder after all the love and support she has received.
“People saying thank you so much for being so brave. I have not ever told anyone this either because I was just so traumatized or did not want to talk about it. Just the fact that it’s helping make a change makes it all worth it to me that I said my story and that I even went through this.”
I just watched this is Paris for the 36th time literally with my parents @ParisHilton ily— iconic paris 9/14 (@iconicparish) November 24, 2020
this is paris is really worth watching and it all makes so much sense.— Lost Alise ✯ bday Nov 23 (@lost_alise) December 1, 2020
two best movies this year were borat 2 and this is paris. hands down— 𝐥𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐟𝐮 👁🗨 (@l_al_it) November 23, 2020
Provo Canyon school officials responded to the assertions saying that,
“Originally opened in 1971, its previous owner sold Provo Canyon School in August 2000. We, therefore, cannot comment on the operations or patient experience before this time.”