I’m glad to see someone with her level of fame bringing attention to this.
By Jodi Gugliemi, People
Paris Hilton is speaking out about abuse she alleges she endured at a Utah boarding school.
Hilton, 39, appeared in a Utah court on Monday to testify against Provo Canyon School — the boarding school whose staff members she has accused of inflicting emotional, physical and psychological abuse on her during her stay as a teenager.
“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 said in her testimony to the Utah Senate Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee. “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.”
Hilton then recounted her allegations against Provo Canyon School, saying, “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.”