Paris Hilton shared a horrific experience when interviewed by David Letterman about her 2007 jail time.
The hotel heiress appeared on the podcast, This is Paris, with Hunter March. She recalled the time when the late-night host’s team asked her to appear on their show for months. She declined because she didn’t want to talk about the experiences she had while in prison.
However, she eventually agreed to have the interview because she was promoting a new fragrance. She agreed to be interviewed by Letterman on the condition that he didn’t ask her about her arrest.
She recalled, “That was off limits and he would not discuss it and we would only be there to promote the perfume and my other business ventures. I felt like it was a safe place because I’d been going on Letterman for so many years.”
She added, “He’d always have fun with me and joke around, but I thought he would keep his word on this and I was wrong.”
During the interview, the host started with small talk before popping the dreaded question, “How’d you like being in jail?” Paris remembered how he kept on pushing and pushing her to discuss about the topic which they agreed was off-limits in the first place.
She said, “I was just getting so uncomfortable and I was so upset. Just being up there, it was like he was purposefully trying to humiliate me. And during commercial breaks I’d look at him, like please stop doing this. You promised me you wouldn’t talk about this and that’s the only reason I agreed to come on the show.”
Though Letterman promised to stop the jokes, he made the audience laugh once the camera started rolling. Paris said, “It was just very cruel and very mean. And after it ended I looked at him and I said I’m never coming on the show again. You’ve crossed the line.”
She admitted that she didn’t exactly tell him off though she was angry at what happened. Letterman apologized to her after the interview and even sent her a case of wine.
She also noted that she wasn’t the only target by the media. Other stars like Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson shared the fate she did. She explained, “There was a certain type of girl they targeted that they’d never do that to a man.
Last year, Paris Hilton opened up about her childhood trauma, romantic relationships, secret abuse she suffered, and many more for the first time in her YouTube Originals documentary entitled This Is Paris which will premiere on September 14