Paris Hilton took a lot of courage and shared a horrifying incident from her younger days, she recalled how she was choked, slapped across the face and watched in the shower by a male staff while she was in youth care facilities.
“For 20 years I couldn’t sleep at night as memories of physical violence, the feeling of loneliness, the loss of peers rushed through my mind when I shut my eyes,” Hilton said on Capitol Hill.
Paris Hilton: “My parents were promised the tough love would fix me …I was strangled, slapped across the face, watched in the shower by males … forced to take medication without a diagnosis, not given proper education, thrown into solitary confinement” pic.twitter.com/NqS69TSZkN
— Emily Brooks (@emilybrooksnews) October 20, 2021
“I was sent to four facilities over a two year period and my experience at each one haunts me to this day”.
By sharing her troubled teen story, she is supporting new legislation that would protect rights of children living in group homes and institutions.
She even added, “I was called vulgar names and forced to take medication without a diagnosis. At one Utah facility, I was locked in solitary confinement in a room where the walls were covered in scratch marks and blood stains.”