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Paris Hilton has opened up in an emotional interview about the devastating moment she was drugged and assaulted as a teenager.
Speaking to Glamour UK, Hilton explained, “That was our favourite thing to do and these [older] guys would always just be hanging around the stores … we’d talk to them, give them our beeper numbers.”
The heiress added that she and her friends then made their way to the group’s house, where they were given “these berry wine coolers.”
“I didn’t drink or anything back then, but then when I had maybe one or two sips, I just immediately started feeling dizzy and woozy,” she recalled. “I don’t know what he put in there, I’m assuming it was a roofie.”
Horrifically, Paris then went on to explain that she woke up to one of the men sexually assaulting her.
“I remembered it,” she said. “I have visions of him on top of me, covering my mouth, being like, ‘You’re dreaming, you’re dreaming,’ and whispering that in my ear.”
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Elsewhere in the candid interview, she reflected on her time at Utah boarding school, Provo Canyon, where she suffered a myriad of horrific abuse, including gynecological exams performed without consent.
“This was something that I had blocked out from my memory, but after hearing the story from other survivors, I started having flashbacks,” she revealed, adding that staff members would come in late at night and take girls into a room.
“You would scream and cry, they would hold you down, four of them, men and women, and literally just be putting fingers … and just doing things on a regular basis to certain girls.”
She emotionally added, “I was just a little girl. I just feel like they stole my childhood and it’s heartbreaking that it’s still happening to so many kids today.”