UPDATE: Paris Hilton clarified her comments in a statement to Us Weekly on Wednesday, August 16. “I want to apologize for my comments from an interview I did last year. They were part of a much larger story and I am regretful that they were not delivered in the way I had intended,” the statement read. “I was speaking about my own experiences in life and the role of media and fame in our society and it was never my intention for my comments to be misapplied almost a year later. I always believe in helping women have their voices heard and helping create an environment where women feel empowered and believe in themselves. I am deeply hurt by how this has played out and also deeply sorry. Moving forward I will continue to do what I can to be an advocate for girls and women with the hopes of providing a louder voice for those who may desperately need it.”
ORIGINAL STORY: Paris Hilton considers herself a fan of President Donald Trump, but she didn’t vote for him.
In a new interview in the September issue of Marie Claire, Hilton, 36, praised Trump but revealed she didn’t vote at all in the 2016 election. “I’ve known him since I was a little girl. And he’s always been so nice, so respectful and sweet,” the former Simple Life star said of one time Celebrity Apprentice host.
The heiress, who calls herself a “feminist,” was unfazed by Trump’s infamous “grab them by the p—-y” line that was caught on a hot mic during a conversation with Billy Bush, explaining, ”I’ve heard guys say the craziest things ever, because I’m always around guys, and I listen to them speak.”
As for the women who alleged Trump sexually assaulted them, Hilton said, ”I think that they are just trying to get attention and get fame.”
The DJ also said she was inspired by Princess Diana before her 2001 sex tape One Night in Paris with former boyfriend Rick Salomon leaked and changed her image. “It’s really hurtful, because my whole life I really looked up to Princess Diana, all these elegant, amazing women, and I feel like [Salomon] just took that all away from me,” she says. “I could have been like that, but because of that tape, I will always be judged and thought of as whatever they say about me because of a private moment between my boyfriend and me. I wish I had never met him. That is actually the one regret in my life. I wish that I had never met that guy. I could not leave my house for months. I was so depressed, humiliated. I didn’t want to be seen in public.”
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