In a brand new podcast, Paris Hilton recalled being ‘targeted’ by the media in her youthful years. She particularly recalled an interview with David Letterman, the place she mentioned he ‘crossed the line’ by repeatedly asking her about her 2007 stint in jail.
Paris Hilton was joined by her sister Nicky Hilton on the March 1 episode of her podcast, This Is Paris, the place the 2 mentioned their previous and current within the highlight. The subject partly stemmed from Paris’ remark that she grew to become “very emotional” whereas watching the Hulu documentary Framing Britney Spears, which has known as into query the media’s remedy of Britney Spears and different younger stars within the ’90s and early 2000s. Paris famous that she may relate to Britney’s previous experiences with the media, and described a 2007 interview with David Letterman, which left her feeling uncomfortable to say the least. — Watch the total interview, above.
Ahead of the interview, Paris mentioned that Letterman’s public relations workforce reached out to her a number of occasions to request an interview, however she “kept saying no.” Finally, when her then-new “Can Can” perfume got here out, amongst different initiatives she was selling, Paris agreed to look on Letterman’s late evening present underneath one situation: so long as he did not hash up her 45-day jail sentence that she served earlier that 12 months for violating probation by driving with a suspended license in an alcohol-related case.
“I felt like it was a safe place because I’d been going on Letterman for so many years, and he’d always have fun with me and joke around,” Paris mentioned on her podcast. But, not even a minute into the interview, Letterman was cracking jokes concerning the state of affairs. He went on to ask about her meals behind bars in addition to, “Did you lose any weight while you were in prison?”, “Do you still drink when you go out?”, and “Have your friends treated you differently after you got out of the slammer?”
At one level, a visibly agitated Paris admitted that her time in jail was “a really traumatic experience.” She even repeated in a lot of totally different ways in which she didn’t wish to focus on the subject. “I’ve moved on with my life so I don’t want to talk about it anymore,” Paris mentioned.
Letterman continued to ask, “Did you make any friends in jail?” to which Paris replied, “I’m not answering anymore questions about it. I’m here for my clothing line, my movie and my perfume, I’m not here to talk about that. I’ve moved on.”
During the podcast episode, Paris recalled that “there was not supposed to be one question, and then he just kept pushing me and pushing me and I was just getting so uncomfortable, and I was so upset. It was like he was just purposely trying to humiliate me,” she mentioned. “It was just very cruel and very mean,” she mentioned.
“After it ended, I just looked at him, and I said, ‘I am never coming on this show again. You’ve crossed the line,’” Paris continued, noting, “I didn’t tell him off because I’m not that type of person, but I got angry.”
Now, Paris believes “there’s no way that would happen today” as a result of “it’s such a different world now.”
As for if she ever returned to Letterman’s present? — Following profuse apologies, Paris appeared on the late evening program, the place their subsequent interview was “so much better.” She added, “He knew not to do that again. I think he felt bad.”