Paris Hilton opened up about an unforgettable moment in her life while she was at Provo Canyon School in Utah.
The 41-year-old hotel heiress discussed with New York Times during a recent interview about the sexual abuse experience she had at the school. She also took to Twitter to share that horrifying moment.
This is IMPORTANT. > “Treatment facilities that don’t sufficiently address the core problems but instead attempt to punish them away.” https://t.co/QaQW8SFc8R @astocktonfilms @nytopinion @parishilton #mentalhealth— mark henick (@markhenick) October 11, 2022
She tweeted on October 11, “At Provo Canyon School, I was woken up in the middle of the night by male staff who ushered me into a private room and performed cervical exams on me in the middle of the night. Sleep-deprived & heavily medicated, I didn’t understand what was happening. I was forced to lie on a padded table, spread my legs & submit to cervical exams.”
“I cried while they held me down & said, ‘No!'” she continued. “They just said, ‘Shut up. Be quiet. Stop struggling or you’ll go to Obs.'”
According to the 41-year-old TV personality, hers wasn’t an isolated case. “This was a recurring experience not only for me but for other #survivors. I was violated & I am crying as I type this because no one, especially a child, should be sexually abused. My childhood was stolen from me & it kills me this is still happening to other innocent children.”
She also realized the importance of sharing her story. She explained, “It’s important to open up about these painful moments so I can heal & help put an end to this abuse. Watch the @NYTimes video that shares my story & deeply disturbing information about Provo Canyon School’s owners Universal Health Services.”
In March 2021, the Simple Life alum testified in a courtroom in Utah regarding the alleged abuse she experienced. She testified in support of a bill that will put an end to abuse the Utah’s congregate care facilities.
Part of her testimony as reported by People then stated, “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.”
She continued, “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.”
According to her, “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 added that time, “I needed this bill when I was in residential care and I am honored to support the thousands of youth who now have greater protections. This is only the beginning—I plan to approach the federal arena with a bill that will protect youth across the nation in these types of facilities.”