Paris Hilton Reveals Details of Alleged Sexual Abuse at Utah School

Paris Hilton claimed that staff members at Utah’s Provo Canyon School would forcibly “perform cervical exams” on her and other students.

“Very late at night, this would be around 3 or 4 in the morning, they would take me and other girls into this room and do medical tests,” Hilton, 41, said in a statement. New York Times article published Tuesday.

In addition, he alleged that “it wasn’t even with a doctor”, but “it was a couple of different staff members who made us lie on the table and put their fingers inside us”.

As her voice trembled during the video interview, the socialite continued, “And I don’t know what they were doing, but it definitely wasn’t a doctor. And it was really scary, and it’s something that I had really blocked out for many years.”

She continued: “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 Hilton walks between meetings with lawmakers as she encourages legislation to establish a bill of rights for children placed in group care.
Hilton claimed that several female students were subjected to this abuse.
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Representatives for Provo Canyon did not immediately respond for comment.

The “Simple Life” star also detailed her horrific experience. On twitterwriting that she was “forced to lie on a padded table”, spread her legs and undergo a “cervical examination”.

“I cried as they held me down and said, ‘No!’ They just said, ‘Shut up. Calm down. Stop fighting or you’ll go to Obs’,” Hilton wrote, adding, “It’s important to talk about these hurtful times so you can heal and help end this abuse.”

hilton has continuously spoken about his time at the controversial boarding school in the past, publicly advocating reform of the type of facility Hilton attended.

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Hilton was sent to Provo by her parents when she was 16, after they deemed her too rebellious.

When he was 16, Rick and kathy hilton he sent his oldest daughter to Provo Canyon School in Utah due to her rebellious nature. She was there for 11 months before being brought back home.

In 2020, the “Stars Are Blind” artist released the documentary “The Is Paris,” painting a larger picture of her troubled youth and traumatic boarding school experience.

“I knew it was going to be worse than anywhere else,” Paris said of the Utah school, adding, “It was supposed to be a school, but [classes] they weren’t the focus at all. From the time I woke up to the time I went to bed, he was screaming in my face all day, yelling at me, continuous torture.”

Paris discussed her struggles at school along with three of her former classmates who corroborated the heiress’ claims of abuse. The now-successful businesswoman shared in the documentary that attendees were force-fed medication, subjected to restraints as punishment, and sometimes thrown into solitary confinement for up to “20 hours a day.”

“She had panic attacks and cried every day,” she added. “She was so miserable. She felt like a prisoner to me and hated life,” she said.

Paris’s seemingly hellish experience at school ended when she turned 18 in 1999 and returned to New York, refusing to talk about her experience until a few years ago.

“I was so thankful to be out of there, I didn’t even want to mention it again. It was something I was ashamed of and I didn’t want to talk about it.”

The “House of Wax” actress partnered with 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 push through legislation, including the “Troubled Teens” Industry Act: SB127 – which became law in 2021. The bill was intended to increase government oversight of residential treatment centers for youth in Utah.

In May, he visited Washington with lawmakers to support the Federal Law of Responsibility for the Care of the Congregation which intends to further investigate alleged abuse at these facilities, as well as create a Youth in Congregate Care Bill of Rights.

Today, Paris and other survivors continue to advocate for change.

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