The 39-year-old reality star described her troubled youth in the upcoming documentary “This Is Paris” in the documentary “This Is Paris”, where she reveals that she was mentally, emotionally and physically abused while attending a boarding school in Utah.
“I’ve buried my truth for too long,” Paris Hilton told People. But I am proud of the strong woman I have transformed into. People may assume that everything in my life is easy for me, but I want to show the world who I really am. ”
Hilton was a rebellious teenager who lived with his parents Rick and Kathy Hilton and their younger siblings Nicky, 36, Barron, 30, and Conrad, 26, at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel before gaining fame with the 2003 series “The Simple Life.”
“It was easy to go out and go to clubs and parties,” Hilton recalled. “My family was so strict that it aroused the desire to rebel. They were taking my cell phone and taking my credit card [they were punishing me] but it didn’t work. Still, I would go out on my own. ”
Tired of Hilton’s disobedience, he was sent to several boarding schools in the late 1990s, the last being the Utah Provo Canyon School where the Hilton would stay for 11 months.
“I knew it was going to be worse than anywhere else, “Hilton said and added, “School was supposed to be, but [classes] were not at all the focus. From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed, he was screaming on my face, yelling at me, constantly torturing.”
He continued, “The staff said terrible things. They made me feel bad all the time and bullied me. I think it was their goal to destroy us. And they were physically abusing, shooting and strangling us. They wanted to instill fear in the children, so let’s be too afraid to disobey them. ”
Three of Hilton’s former classmates will appear in the documentary and support the abuse allegations, including that they were forcibly fed with drugs and detained with restrictions as punishment.
Hilton added that students could be put in solitary confinement for “20 hours a day” if staff were notified of any plans the children made to escape.
“Every day I was having panic attacks and crying,” he added. I was just so unhappy. I felt like a prisoner and hated life. ”
While trying to tell his family, he went against the management’s word.
“I really couldn’t talk to my family, maybe every two or three months,” Hilton said. “We were disconnected from the outside world. And once I tried to tell them, I got into so much trouble that I was afraid to say it again. They picked up the phone or tear up my letters and say, ‘Nobody believes you.’ And the staff would tell the parents that the children were lying. So what’s my family? he had no idea about it. ”
After turning 18 in 1999, Hilton returned to New York, but refused to mention her experiences and explained: “I’m so grateful I left there, I didn’t even want to bring this up again. It was just something I was ashamed of and I didn’t want to talk about it. ”
“This Is Paris” airs on Hilton’s YouTube channel on September 14th.