Socialite and hotel heiress Paris Hilton says she was “sexually abused during medical examinations” at boarding school and “didn’t understand” what was happening to her.
The 41-year-old heiress, who first opened up about being “abused mentally, emotionally and physically” at the Provo Canyon School in Utah during her teenage years in 2020, has now alleged the school would “perform cervical exams” routinely on the students and didn’t understand what was happening during the “very scary” ordeal, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She said: “Very late at night, this would be around like three or four in the morning, they would take myself and other girls into this room and they would perform medical exams. This wasn’t even with a doctor. It was with a couple of different staff members...”
“And I don’t know what they were doing, but it was definitely not a doctor and it was really scary. It was really scary, and it’s something that I really had blocked out for many years.”
The ‘This is Paris’ star, who tied the knot with entrepreneur Carter Reum in February 2021 - added that memories of the alleged abuse she suffered “come back all the time” and has now realised the nature of the ordeal definitely had a “sexual” element to it.
She told The New York Times: “But it’s coming back all the time now, and I think about it. And now, looking back as an adult, that was definitely sexual abuse.”
Paris went on to detail her experience further in a series of tweets, where she alleged that she was touched inappropriately after being forced to lie on a table.
She tweeted: “Sleep-deprived and heavily medicated, I didn’t understand what was happening.”
“I cried while they held me down said, ‘No!’ They just said, ‘Shut up. Be quiet. Stop struggling or you’ll go to Obs. It’s important to open up about these painful moments so I can heal and help put an end to this abuse.”
Obs – short for observation – was solitary confinement in a tiny cinderblock room with nothing but a drain and a roll of toilet paper.
Over two years ago, the former ‘Simple Life’ star first claimed that she had “buried her truth for so long” before deciding to speak out about the alleged abuse she suffered in the 1990s.