Paris Hilton Shares How Leaked Sex Tape Left Her With PTSD: I Felt Like My Life Was Over

Paris Hilton Shares How Leaked Sex Tape Left Her With PTSD: I Felt Like My Life Was Over

Businesswoman/socialite Paris Hilton is giving more insight into how her life was affected by the leak of her infamous sex tape. In 2004, a sex tape featuring Paris Hilton and her then-boyfriend Rick Salomon was leaked onto the Internet, reportedly by Salomon. As previously reported, in September of last year Paris Hilton shared that she felt ‘electronically raped’ because she was pressured into making the tape by her ex-boyfriend. During a recent interview, Paris revealed that she’s dealt with PTSD because of the sex tape. She said,

“That will always be something that will hurt me for the rest of my life.”

“It’s always there in the back of my mind. When it happened, people were so mean about it to me. The way that I was spoken about on nightly talk shows and the media, to see things with my family was just heartbreaking. I would be in tears every single day, I didn’t want to leave my house, I felt like my life was over.”


Paris continued and shared how betrayed she felt by Salomon.

“It was a private experience between two people. You love someone, you trust someone and to have your trust betrayed like that and for the whole world to be watching and laughing … It was even more hurtful to me to have these people think that I did this on purpose — that killed me. It still gives me post-traumatic stress disorder to talk about it.”

She added,

“I had always looked up to these amazing women like Princess Diana and I just felt like when he did that to me, [he] took that all away from me and people would never look at me the same.”

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel