Paris Hilton says she was drugged and raped at 15
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In a recent interview with Glamour UK, Paris Hilton opened up about a traumatic experience she had as a teenager.
The reality-TV star, hotel heiress, and pop-culture icon shared details of being drugged and raped at the age of 15, as well as other instances of abuse and sexual trauma she has faced throughout her life.
Hilton recounted spending time with her friends at the Century City mall in Los Angeles during her teenage years.
It was there that she met a group of older men, one of whom would later assault her.
She described being offered a berry wine cooler at their house, which she believes was spiked with a drug. After taking a few sips, Hilton felt dizzy and woozy.
She later woke up with memories of the man assaulting her while whispering, “You’re dreaming.”
The heiress also spoke about other instances of abuse in her past, including being manipulated by a high school teacher who took advantage of her youth.
The teacher would call her frequently, flirting and trying to convince her that she was mature for her age.
One night, he convinced her to sit in his car with him and sped away when her parents arrived home, only stopping after a high-speed chase through Bel-Air.
Hilton has never discussed the incident with her family, saying she felt ashamed and that the experience stayed with her in a strange way.
In her 2020 YouTube documentary, “This Is Paris,” she also opened up about the sexual and psychological trauma she experienced while attending the Provo Canyon School in Utah for 11 months.
The star further revealed a disturbing encounter with convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein when she was 19 years old at the Cannes Film Festival.
Weinstein approached her at lunch and suggested she come to his room to read movie scripts.
Hilton declined the offer but alleged that Weinstein later followed her to the women’s restroom and aggressively banged on the door, attempting to enter.
Security eventually intervened and removed Weinstein from the area, leaving Hilton shaken and frightened.
“I was at lunch with my girlfriend and he came up to the table and was like, ‘Oh, you want to be an actress?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I really want to be in a movie,’” she told Glamour UK.
“I was a teenager, so I was impressed by him. I was like, ‘Oh my God, Harvey Weinstein is so cool!’ and he said, ‘Well, we should have a meeting. You can come up to my room and read scripts’… and I just didn’t want to go, so I never went.”
The next evening, she alleged, Weinstein followed her to the women’s restroom.
“I went into the bathroom and then he followed me,” she said.
“He tried to open the door, he was hammering on the door, banging on it. And I wouldn’t open it, because I was like, ‘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 [shouting], ‘This is my party,’ going nuts. It scared me and freaked me out.”