Paris Hilton Testified Against Provo Canyon School About The Abuse She Claimed She Suffered As A Teen
People magazine has some details on the latest step forward in Paris Hilton‘s redemption arc. 39-year-old Paris has been reforming her image with her This Is Paris documentary which revealed she was “playing a character” and is actually very smart and in on the joke. She also darkly revealed allegations of abuse she suffered as a teen while she attended the Provo Canyon School in Utah. She alleged suffering emotional, physical, and psychological abuse while at the boarding school. Kat Von D co-signed the school’s alleged abusive ways. And Paris recently testified against Provo Canyon in Utah court. I wonder if legal wunderkind and former employee, Kim Kardashian, helped her with testimony prep?
Provo Canyon has denied Paris’ claims and shifted blame, saying they changed ownership in 2000. But Paris clearly hasn’t bought the excuses and spoke to the Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee about what happened to her at Provo:
“My name is Paris Hilton, I am an institutional abuse survivor and I speak today on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of children currently in residential care facilities across the United States. For the past 20 years, I have had a recurring nightmare where I’m kidnapped in the middle of the night by two strangers, strip-searched, and locked in a facility. I wish I could tell you that this haunting nightmare was just a dream, but it is not.”
Beyond the physical and mental trauma, Paris says they would drug her without prescriptions or medical input. So it was Queen’s Gambit minus the chess. They also watched her in the bathroom:
“I was verbally, mentally and physically abused on a daily basis. I was cut off from the outside world and stripped of all my human rights… Without a diagnosis, I was forced to consume medication that made me feel numb and exhausted. I didn’t breathe fresh air or see the sunlight for 11 months. There was zero privacy — every time I would use the bathroom or take a shower — it was monitored. At 16 years old — as a child — I felt their piercing eyes staring at my naked body. I was just a kid and felt violated every single day.”
Paris went on to say that the abuse went beyond her time at Provo and that the school only made changes after she publically called them out:
“I tell my story not so that anyone feels bad for me, but to shine a light on the reality of what happened then and is still happening NOW. The people who work at, run, and fund these programs should be ashamed of themselves. How can people live with themselves knowing this abuse is happening?… I’m going to be honest. Talking about something so personal was and is still terrifying. And I cannot go to sleep at night knowing that there are children that are enduring the same abuse that I and so many others went through. Neither should you. I am proof that money doesn’t protect against abuse.”
Here’s a video Paris posted of her prepping for her testimony:
After Paris successfully takes down Provo, she can add that to her list of accomplishments. Paris Hilton: Reality star, selfie inventor, and abusive boarding school-destroyer.