In a recent interview with People Magazine, American media personality and former reality star Paris Hilton revealed she was physically and emotionally abused daily at the Provo Canyon School in Utah. She was enrolled for 11 months at age 17.
The 39-year-old model turned singer is set to appear in a forthcoming documentary based on her life. It is to be titled “This is Paris”. The actress will open up for the first time publicly and speak about the traumatizing abuse she suffered while she was a teenager.
“The staff would say terrible things. They were constantly making me feel bad about myself and bully me,” Hilton told the publication. “I think it was their goal to break us down. And they were physically abusive, hitting and strangling us. They wanted to instil fear in the kids so we’d be too scared to disobey them.”
Reminiscing the pain she was subjected to during her 11 months at the boarding school, she complained that education was not at all their primary focus “From the moment I woke up until I went to bed, it was all day screaming in my face, yelling at me, continuous torture,”
The 39-year-old told People: ‘I buried my truth for so long. But I’m proud of the strong woman I’ve become. People might assume everything in my life came easy to me, but I want to show the world who I truly am.’
As per reports stated by the People magazine, the businesswoman had left the school in 1999 when she was 18-years-old. She didn’t tell anybody about the abuse she endured because of feeling “ashamed.” The documentary is set to air on her YouTube channel on Sept. 14.