Paris Hilton Cried While Narrating Her Story Of Sexual Abuse
Hilton Was Sexually Abused As A Child At A Boarding School
According to the Associated Press (AP), Paris Hilton appeared before a bill-making committee on child sexual abuse in the State of Utah in Utah.
Paris Hilton told the committee that she was sexually abused at the age of 17 at Provo Canyon, a boarding school in Utah. She demanded to enact strict laws to protect children.
The 39-year-old media personality testified before the committee that she had been mentally and physically abused at the age of 17. The actress told the committee that she had not been able to sleep peacefully for many years due to sexual abuse at the boarding school.
Even before appearing to the committee, Paris Hilton had launched a campaign to close the Provo Canyon in Utah. The actress staged an out-of-school protest for school's closure in October last year, which was attended by dozens of celebrities.
All the celebrities who took part in the protest had been studying in the school as a child and had also been sexually abused.
Provo Canyon School not only provides educational facilities but also provides treatment for children with various mental and physical problems.
Paris Hilton was sent to the school for a year for mental treatment by her parents because of her aggressive behavior.
The actress also mentioned the incident of sexual abuse at the school in a documentary released in September 2020.
In the documentary 'This is Paris Hilton', the actress said that she was subjected to the worst forms of mental and physical abuse while training at Provo Canyon School by the school administration. She was given unknown drugs under the pretext of mental problems and also seen bathing naked and was imprisoned naked as punishment.
Following the release of the documentary, Paris Hilton launched an online petition to close the school, and in October the actress protested outside the school.
On the other hand, the management of Provo Canyon School has apologized to the actress and other victims and explained that now the management of the school has changed and such incidents do not happen in the school.
According to the administration, the school had a different administration then, and such incidents predate before the year 2000, but 20 years ago, the school was taken over by the new administration.
But Paris Hilton is adamant that the school should be closed and that other similar schools be investigated for child abuse.