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Paris Hilton Cries While Recalling Sex Tape Scandal in 'The American Meme': 'It Was Like Being Raped'

Paris Hilton Cries While Recalling Sex Tape Scandal in 'The American Meme': 'It Was Like Being Raped'

Paris Hilton is getting very candid about the moment her sex tape leaked years ago.

The 37-year-old entrepreneur opened up for the cameras in Netflix’s The American Meme, which premiered on Friday (December 7) on the streaming service.

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In the documentary, Paris spoke of the infamous tape with ex Rick Salomon.

“Literally overnight my entire life changed…everyone was making fun of it. I didn’t leave my house for, like months. I was so embarrassed. I felt like everyone on the street was laughing at me,” she said while crying during the doc.

“It was like being raped. It felt like I’ve lost part of my soul and been talked about in such cruel and mean ways.”

She went on to discuss her public persona: “I’m a 21-year-old the past two decades. It’s all part of an image and a brand and being a product.”

Watch the trailer for the movie below.

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  • Lexi

    Having a video stolen and upload is nothing like being raped. It sucks sure but even back then, ppl were getting told to make sure there was good security on stuff, they didn’t listen, paid the consequences and have no one to blame but themselves. The fact she, Jennifer Lawrence and the rest are so quick to say the things are similar show they are lucky enough never to have had to to deal with it and maybe if they knew how soul destroying and life changing it was, they would soon change their tune.

  • MyName

    I disagree about the “nothing” part. It’s a violation just the same. If she didn’t intend on others seeing it, especially so many strangers then they had zero business seeing it.

  • Lexi

    That’s your opinion and fair enough but I personally don’t think they are even in the same ballpark and never will be. Maybe because I’ve had both happen to me, it’s made me biased because as much as it hurt finding out about there being stuff about me online, it was nothing compared to the anguish and self hatred I still feel every day after being attacked.

  • Nunya

    Simple solution never tape yourself having sex,just like never tattoo a lovers name on yourself,it almost always ends in disaster.

  • MyName

    I never said they were the same. I said I disagreed with it being ‘nothing’ at all like it. I’m sure she felt violated and had every right to feel that way. It isn’t a contest. There doesn’t have to be a scale on which we say “X is bad but no problem because Y is worse”.

    What happened to you is horrible. You should never have had to experience any of it. You can’t though claim to what degree someone else was or wasn’t affected by their personal experience.

  • MyName

    I had an issue with my account that Disqus has been fixing.
    I’m sorry what had happened to you. You can’t though discount another’s feelings. She definitely isn’t more important being famous but it can make matters worse regarding others knowing it’s her wherever she goes. I don’t blame her for feeling violated. No one should have seen it if she didn’t okay it.