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Paris Hilton Testifies in Court About Abuse at Utah Boarding School

Paris Hilton Testifies in Court About Abuse at Utah Boarding School

Paris Hilton just went on the record to talk about the “terrible” abuse she suffered at a Utah boarding school.

The 39-year-old television personality appeared in court on Monday (February 8) in Utah.

Paris first discussed the abuse in her documentary that was released last summer and then she also opened up in an interview with Drew Barrymore, who was able to relate to her.

“My name is Paris Hilton, I am an institutional abuse survivor and I speak today on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of children currently in residential care facilities across the United States. For the past 20 years, I have had a recurring nightmare where I’m kidnapped in the middle of the night by two strangers, strip-searched, and locked in a facility. I wish I could tell you that this haunting nightmare was just a dream, ​but it is not​,” Paris told the Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee.

“I was verbally, mentally and physically abused on a daily basis.​ I was cut off from the outside world and stripped of all my human rights,” she continued, according to People. “Without a diagnosis, I was forced to consume medication that made me feel numb and exhausted. I didn’t breathe fresh air or see the sunlight for 11 months. There was zero privacy — every time I would use the bathroom or take a shower — it was monitored. At 16 years old — as a child — I felt their piercing eyes staring at my naked body. I was just a kid and felt violated ​every single day.​”

Paris wants schools like Provo Canyon, where she spent 11 months, to be monitored.

“I’m going to be honest,” she said. “Talking about something so personal ​was​ and ​is still terrifying. And I cannot go to sleep at night knowing that there are children that are enduring the same abuse that I and so many others went through. Neither should you. I am proof that money doesn’t protect against abuse.”

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