Paris Hilton discusses the infamous Paris Hilton sex tape.
It’s not often — okay, it’s never — that Paris Hilton inspires sympathy. But in a certain light, you could also look at her as the world’s most famous revenge porn victim, with the release of the infamous Paris Hilton sex tape.
Though it has been over 10 years since the Paris Hilton sex tape leaked, the heiress is still admittedly haunted by the NSFW footage that ultimately catapulted her into stardom.
She spoke to the UK’s Telegraph about her DJing career (roll eyes) and addressed how she was affected by the 2004 Paris Hilton sex tape. “1 Night In Paris” was apparently leaked by her ex-boyfriend/co-star Rick Salomon around the time her reality show “The Simple Life” came out.Some believed that Paris released it herself for publicity. But I believe her that she’s actually vain enough not to release a sex tape in night vision and that this was actually a humiliating experience for her.
It is creepy that Paris refers to herself as “a little girl,” though. She was 23 when that sex tape came out. [Telegraph UK]
”It was devastating because that was someone I was with for a few years. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully trust any man again after that.”
“I don’t think I’ll be able to fully trust any man again.”
According to the 33-year-old, the whole ordeal has helped her develop a thicker skin, helping her to only surround herself with people she can trust.
“If people want to be mean, that’s their problem. It used to be really hurtful. I would call and cry to my mom all the time but now I just laugh,” Hilton explains.
“So many people have bad intentions, so many girls want to hang out [with me] to be someone. I weed those people out of my life. I call them hungry tigers.”
The Paris Hilton sex tape overview
The video is one of the more explicit celebrity sex tapes, showing vaginal penetration, cunnilingus and fellatio with full cum shot. The Paris Hilton sex tape also features Hilton interrupting sex to answer her mobile phone, which led to a number of parodies.
The video was released by Salomon shortly before Hilton’s TV series The Simple Life debuted, causing a media sensation. When Hilton stated publicly that she was “out of it,” didn’t know what she was doing during the taping of the video and did not approve its public release, Salomon sued Hilton for defamation.
Hilton then countersued Salomon over the release of the tape, settling out of court in July 2005. According to reports, Hilton was awarded as much as $400,000 and planned to donate a percentage to charity.
“It was just the most hurtful and awful thing that anyone could do to a little girl. I was very young, it wasn’t my fault.”