Paris Hilton Pushes For New Regulations Against Abuse In Youth Facilities
Paris Hilton is taking steps to end abuse in youth facilities.
Yesterday (Wednesday, Oct. 20), Paris Hilton joined a group of congressional Democrats to create new legislation preventing child and teen abuse in youth centers. In a new interview, the 40-year-old former reality star opens up about her own experience in youth facilities and why the change is needed.
On her experience, Paris Hilton, who previously took to her YouTube documentary to open up about abuse she endured from multiple facilities, said this week that she was choked, slapped, spied on while showering, and deprived of sleep.
“There are thousands of these types of schools, and there are almost 200,000 children every year put into these places. And every day, children are being physically, emotionally, verbally, psychologically, and sexually abused.
“The multibillion-dollar troubled teen industry has been able to mislead parents, school districts, child welfare agencies, and juvenile justice systems for decades. The reason is a systemwide lack of transparency and accountability.”
According to Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) the new legislation will give children the right to call their parents, freedom from restraints, and access to clean drinking water and nutritional meals. Many children in youth centers across the country are currently not guaranteed these rights.
Once introduced, the bill could make ‘sweeping’ changes for youth facilities, including those with foster children and children suffering from mental health disorders. On the new bill, Rep. Ro Khanna added,
“This is not a messaging bill — this is a bill we need to pass.”
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