Paris Hilton has become an advocate for teens placed in congregate-care facilities by their parents. She shared her own story of abuse and trauma as a rebellious teen in the documentary, This Is Paris.
In a Washington Post op-ed, she pushed President Joe Biden and Congress to take action. “When I was 16 years old, I was awakened one night by two men with handcuffs. They asked if I wanted to go ‘the easy way or the hard way’ before carrying me from my home as I screamed for help,” she began. “I had no idea why or where I was being taken against my will. I soon learned I was being sent to hell.”
The 40-year-old revealed she was subjected to a “parent-approved kidnapping” and noted that it is a widespread practice across the United States. Hilton said her parents “fell for the misleading marketing of the ‘troubled teen industry'” while they were searching for solutions to her “rebellious behavior.”