Paris Hilton's mother felt depressed after watching a documentary detailing abuse her daughter suffered

play article
Subscribers can listen to this article

Watching her daughter's documentary 'This Is Paris' was not easy for Kathy Hilton. The reality tv star says it put her into a depression, as she struggled to come to terms with the alleged abuse her daughter Paris Hilton faced at the controversial Provo Canyon School.

READ MORE | Kourtney Kardashian’s massive engagement ring and other magnificent celebrity diamonds

"It put me in such a depression. It took so much after just watching the clips and promos... because you could just imagine me just finding out [about the abuse]," Kathy says.

READ MORE | Despite Covid, these 10 celebrity couples walked down the aisle in 2021

Paris was 17 when she was sent to the boarding school to stop her sneaking off to clubs. "A lot of people understood that [we were] trying to help our daughter. We were trying to save Paris. I am not that strict... we were worried," she says. "But yeah, it was really devastating."    

Kathy says her daughter was living in New York. She would not come back home for three days and not go to school, so it was an intervention to try to keep her away from the city, predators and the people who wanted Paris to model at the time.

READ MORE | Inside Paris Hilton's wedding: one of her gowns took 3 000 hours of hand embroidery to make

Kathy and Paris held hands while watching the documentary that premiered in September 2021.

Follow us on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram.

Sign up to W24’s newsletters so you don't miss out on any of our hot stories and giveaways.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Show Comments ()
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.