Paris Hilton had 'trust issues, PTSD' after spending time in solitary confinement

By Melanie Aiden

September 22, 2020
Paris Hilton had 'trust issues, PTSD' after spending time in solitary confinement

Paris Hilton’s candid discussions over life and abuse within Provo Canyon School has provided the star with a large amount of public attention.

In her new YouTube Originals documentary, titled This Is Paris, the businesswoman admitted to having faced verbal, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her caretakers at the boarding school and also admitted to having suffered from severe PTSD and traumatic nightmares nearing the end of that hellish year.

During her interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, Paris was quoted saying, “It was hard to relive and remember all these traumatic experiences that I tried so hard to forget and act like they never happened.”

“I’ve had severe nightmares since I was a teenager because of this. Basically, I was trying to look like I had the perfect life and I was embarrassed for people to know. I know now I shouldn’t be ashamed. The people who worked at these places abusing children are the ones who should be ashamed.”

Connecting to Paris on a soul level, Drew admitted, “I’ve been where you’ve been and watching your documentary I don’t know how many interviews and conversations I’m going to have on this show where I am watching a mirror image of everything I’ve been through as well and so I want to talk to you and have you know that I’ve had the people come and take me away.”

“I’ve been locked up in solitary confinement. I’ve been in a place for lengthy periods of time -- we are talking year, year and a half plus. I haven’t seen a kind of story like this really reflected out there very often, that's one I recognize so deeply. Why did you decide to do this now?”

During the course of the interview, Paris also spoke out about the real reason behind why she decided to come out with the story so many years later, “It actually wasn’t supposed to be the original premise of the film. I wanted to do a film to show the businesswoman I am and all I’ve accomplished because I feel like there are so many misconceptions about me and then during shooting, I just became to close with the director that we had this like sisterly relationship where I felt I could open about anything with her.”

“She told me, ‘This is so important that you tell your story because you are going to help other survivors and people want to come forward with theirs.’”