Seven years after the sex tape was released that rocketed her to XXX-rated infamy, Paris Hilton opened up about the scandal to CNN host Piers Morgan, and RadarOnline.com has video of her emotional interview.
The socialite revealed on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight how devastated she was when then-boyfriend Rick Salomon released the pornographic video, One Night In Paris, to the public back in 2004.
“I just felt so betrayed, this was not just some random guy, this was someone I was with for a few years,” she told Morgan in a joint interview with her mom, Kathy Hilton.
When asked if she loved Salomon (with whom the video was filmed with in 2001), she answered: “I thought I did, and I can’t believe that he would do something like that to me. It’s something that changed my life forever.
Hilton, who appeared to promote her new reality show, The World According to Paris, went on the explain how the tape had shattered her childhood dreams.
“When I was a little girl I looked up to these people like Princess Diana and these women and I think and he took that away from me. This is not what I planned, I didn’t want to be known as that,” she said emotionally.
“Now when people look at me they think I’m something I’m not just because of one incident one night with someone I was in love with.
“People assume, ‘Oh she’s a slut,’ just because of one thing that happened to me. It’s hard because I’ll never…I’ll have to live with that for the rest of my life and explain it to my children, it’s something that has changed my life forever and I’ll never be able to erase it.”
Kathy then broke down in tears and asked to take a break. “It doesn’t go away, it will always be there,” she sobbed.
Earlier in the interview, Paris revealed how she felt when her most intimate moments hit the airways.
“I was in shock, I had no idea. We were in Australia when I heard the news that someone had been sent a clip to one of the entertainment shows. I didn’t believe it at first and then when I landed back in LA is when I saw what happened.
“It was the most embarrassing and humiliating thing that’s ever happened in my life,” she told the British host. “I was so embarrassed to even call her (Kathy) and tell her about it.
Kathy explained how the scandal rocked the hotel heir family to it’s very core.
“She would not leave the house. We lived in New York so wherever you go there are those boxes with the newspapers, with the NY Post, the Daily News.. and it was constantly sitting at the front of the reception desk.
“We had therapy and I think that that really helped. I didn’t know what to say so that’s why I reached out for professional help. The whole
family was affected,” Kathy revealed.
Despite opening up about the tape now to the world, Kathy and Paris say they have been trying to block out the horrific incident.
“It’s something that we don’t talk about I try not to think about it.”