Paris Hilton claimed that faculty at Provo Canyon School in Utah would aggressively conduct Pap tests on her and other students.
Hilton, 41, said in The New York Times article was published on Tuesday.
She further claimed that “it wasn’t even with a doctor” but that “it was a couple of different employees who made us lie on the table and put their fingers inside us”.
As her voice trembled during the video interview, the media continued, “And I don’t know what they were doing, but he definitely wasn’t a doctor. And it was really scary, and that’s something I’d really prevented for many years.”
She continued, “But she’s dating all the time now, and I’m thinking about it. Now, looking back as an adult, that was definitely sexual assault.”
Provo Canyon representatives did not immediately respond to comment.
The “Simple Life” star also described her terrifying experience on TwitterShe wrote that she was “forced to lie on a padded table”, spread her legs and undergo a “cervical examination”.
“I cried as they grabbed me and said, ‘No! They just said: Shut up. Be quiet. Stop fighting or you will go to Obs,” Hilton wrote, adding, “It is important that you talk about these painful moments so that I can heal and help end this abuse.”
Hilton has keep talking About the time she spent at the controversial boarding school in the past, where she publicly advocated what kind of facilities Hilton attended for repair.
When she was 16 years old, Rick and Kathy Hilton They sent their eldest daughter to Provo Canyon School in Utah due to her rebellious nature. I stayed there for 11 months before being brought home.
In 2020, the “Stars Are Blind” artist released the documentary “The Is Paris,” which paints a larger picture of her troubled youth and traumatic experience at boarding school.
“I knew it was going to be worse than anywhere,” Paris said of the Utah school, adding, “It was supposed to be a school, but [classes] It wasn’t the focus at all. From the moment I woke up until I went to bed, the whole day was screaming at me, screaming at me, constant torture.”
Paris spoke of her struggles at school alongside three former classmates who confirmed the heiress’ allegations of abuse. The now successful businesswoman shared in the documentary that attendees were on force-fed medication, handcuffed as a punishment, and sometimes even thrown into solitary confinement for up to “20 hours a day”.
“I had panic attacks and cried every day,” she added. “I was so miserable. I felt like a prisoner and hated life.
Paris’s hellish school experience ended when she turned eighteen in 1999, and she returned to New York, refusing to talk about her experience until recent years.
“I was so grateful to be there, I didn’t even want to bring it up again. It was just something I was ashamed of and didn’t want to talk about.”
The “House of Wax” actress teamed up with Unsilenced.org and Breaking Code Silence in May to urge federal action against these facilities, speaking alongside 200 other survivors in Washington, DC.
Paris has worked with lawmakers to advance legislation, including the ‘Troubled Teen’ Industry Act – SB127 Signed into law in 2021. The bill was intended to put more government oversight on residential treatment centers for youth in Utah.
In May, she visited Washington along with lawmakers to support Federal Accountability of the Combined Care Act It intends to conduct further research on the alleged abuse in these facilities in addition to establishing the Youth Rights in Group Care Act.
Today, Paris and other survivors are still championing change.