Kathy Hilton: The documentary 'This Is Paris' depressed me
Kathy Hilton said she felt heartbroken after finally watching the documentary "This Is Paris", in which her daughter talked about traumatic and abusive experiences in a dormitory in Utah.
"It put me in such a depression," Kathy, 62, told Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday.
The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star admitted that she initially did not want to see the film, which premiered on YouTube in September 2020, because she thought it would be very painful to hear about Paris time at the Provo Canyon school .
"It was a lot because I only saw the clips and the promotions ... because you can imagine me just discovering about the abuse ... I'm not one of those people. But, it was really so devastating… That she kept it alone for 20 years…"
Kathy explained that she had only sent Paris to boarding school, so that the 17-year-old, at the time, would stop flying secretly through clubs.
"Many people realized that we were trying to help our daughter. We were trying to save Paris. "I'm not that strict. We were worried," she said, referring to husband Rick Hilton.
"She lived in New York. She was going out secretly and sometimes did not return home for three days without going to school. So we put him in this boarding school, in this, in this. I have to keep her away from the city and all these predators and people who wanted her to become a model. ”
In the documentary, Paris shared details of the physical, emotional and mental abuse she suffered at the Provo Canyon, saying in part, “It was supposed to be a school, but [the classes] were not the focus at all. "From the moment I woke up until I went to bed, everyone was shouting in my face all day, shouting at me, constant torture."
She also said staff beat and strangled students, who could leave them in solitary confinement for up to "20 hours a day".
"I had panic attacks and cried every day," Paris recalls. "I was very miserable. "I felt like a prisoner and I hated life."
Trailer i 'This Is Paris'