Paris Hilton's leaked sex tape broke records and left her traumatised. AP Paris Hilton, who is currently known as a Kardashian-adjacent, was once, at the turn of the 21st century, considered both the high and low point of popular culture. The hotel heiress was — and remains — the woman who introduced Kim Kardashian West to the world.
I literally wanted to die at some points. I was like, 'I just don't want to live,' because I thought everything was taken away from me. Advertisement Hilton, 37, is awarded the most screen time, recounting how she catapulted to fame at 19 after a photo shoot for Vanity Fair with her sister, Nicky Hilton, and went on to star in The Simple Life. Hilton wanted to be a part of Meme, directed by Bert Marcus How to Make Money Selling Drugs , so she could reveal sides of herself that may not be familiar to those outside of her 8.
There was no social media, so I basically created this character that was basically what I thought the audience wanted, like, 'Oh, she's rich, so she needs to be a spoiled airhead' — basically what the producers told me to do.
Meme shows how Hilton has continued to build her brand even after the Kardashian-Jenner clan seized the reality TV spotlight. But it's worth noting that a leaked sex tape was the same vehicle through which Kim Kardashian West achieved her first proper taste of fame.
Kim, who was 22 when she made the tape with then-boyfriend Ray J, and has dodged rumours that it was her own mother, manager Kris Jenner, who leaked it, telling her million Instagram followers in ,"I lived through the embarrassment and fear, and decided to say 'who cares, do better, move on. I am empowered by my sexuality. I am empowered by feeling comfortable in my skin. I am empowered by showing the world my flaws and not being afraid of what anyone is going to say about me.
I could not believe what I was seeing," she said. At the time, when Hilton said she was "out of it" during filming, her then-boyfriend Salomon sued for defamation. Hilton counter-sued and they settled out of court. But, in , in a post-Cosby world, perhaps more people would have believed the heiress when she said she had no idea she was being filmed, because she was in black out.
The word "rape" gets misused a lot by celebrities Charlize Theron famously said that the media's intrusion on her private life was like being raped. What they really mean is that they felt violated. However, in Hilton's case But if she is blacked-out on an illicit substance or alcohol or both and can not remember it? Well, that's quite another. Hilton told the audience at Tribeca that she has done her best to move on, but did she compare her life to a perpetual Groundhog Day "It's like I've been 21 for the last two decades" and admits she's scared there's no afterlife, because "that'd be so boring".