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Paris Hilton Says She Has PTSD And Was In Tears 'Every Single Day' After Sex Tape Was Leaked

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Paris Hilton Says She Has PTSD And Was In Tears 'Every Single Day' After Sex Tape Was Leaked

Paris Hilton says she has PTSD and cried 'every single day' after her sex tape was leaked.

The social media personality opened up about her harrowing experience after watching Framing Britney Spears, a documentary that looks into the popstar's rise to fame and battle with mental health.

In 2003, Paris went through a legal battle with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon after footage of them both was leaked online.

A year later, Salomon began distributing the video himself, calling it 1 Night In Paris.

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She claimed that the footage was leaked without her knowledge or consent, and won a settlement.

Speaking on Vanity Fair's Cocktail Hour, the 40-year-old said: "Just after seeing the Britney documentary, my heart was broken.

Paris Hilton says she suffers from PTSD following sex tape leak. Credit: PA
Paris Hilton says she suffers from PTSD following sex tape leak. Credit: PA

"Watching all of that brought up a lot of memories for myself, and just the way we were treated was so wrong."

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Going into detail about her own experience, Paris went on: "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."

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Adding: "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."

Framing Britney Spears was released earlier this year, and focuses on the singer's fame and celebrity status, as well as the conservatorship she's been living under since 2008.

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Following its release, Spears, 39, said she was embarrassed by it.

"I didn't watch the documentary but from what I did see of it I was embarrassed by the light they put me in," she wrote on Instagram.

"I cried for two weeks and well ....I still cry sometimes!!!!

"I do what I can in my own spirituality with myself to try and keep my own joy...love...and happiness!!!! Every day dancing brings me joy!!! I'm not here to be perfect...perfect is boring...I'm here to pass on kindness!!!!"

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Instagram, Entertainment, US News, Britney Spears, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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