Paris Hilton is speaking out.
The former reality star reflected on the aftermath of her sex tape, released by her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon in 2004, during a Vanity Fair Cocktail Hour, Live! appearance on Thursday (April 15).
Paris revealed that she’s still grappling with the media attention from the tape and how it changed people’s perception of her.
Click inside to see what she said…
“That will always be something that will hurt me for the rest of my life,” Paris said.
“It’s always there in the back of my mind,” she continued. “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 became emotional as she discussed the impact it had on her life.
“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,” she said. “It still gives me post-traumatic stress disorder to talk about it.”
Paris 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.”
One of Paris‘ famous family members revealed that the sex tape “devastated” the entire family.