After revealing that she was allegedly abused while attending the Provo Canyon School as a teen, Paris Hilton is taking action against the Utah boarding school and planning a protest in the hope of saving other children from a similar fate.
During an appearance on Good Morning America on Friday, the heiress announced that she and a huge group of fellow survivors would be picketing the institution. “Today we are going to be going to Utah with hundreds of other survivors,” she told host Michael Strahan. “When I was there, I was physically, psychologically, emotionally abused on a daily basis there, so I’m using my platform to make a difference so this doesn’t happen to any other children.”
The idea for the protest began after Hilton launched a petition to shut down the school, which currently has over 125,000 signatures. Celebrity tattoo artist Kat Von D, another former student of the Provo Canyon School, also came forward in support of the reality star, claiming she had a similarly abusive experience there.
These revelations first came to light after the September release of Hilton’s new YouTube Originals documentary, This Is Paris, in which she detailed her harrowing experience at the boarding school for the first time. She spent 11 months at the institution, telling People, “From the moment I woke up until I went to bed, it was all-day screaming in my face, yelling at me, continuous torture. The staff would say terrible things. They were constantly making me feel bad about myself and bully me. I think it was their goal to break us down. And they were physically abusive, hitting and strangling us. They wanted to instill fear in the kids so we’d be too scared to disobey them.” Four of Hilton’s former classmates also appeared in the documentary, claiming that they were force-fed medication and held down by restraints. When staff heard rumors Hilton was planning to run away, she said she was placed in solitary confinement for “sometimes 20 hours a day.”
In a statement issued on September 17, the Provo Canyon School responded to these many allegations, clarifying, “We do not condone or promote any form of abuse. Any and all alleged/suspected abuse is reported immediately to our state regulatory authorities, law enforcement and Child Protective Services, as required. We are committed to providing high-quality care to youth with special, and often complex, emotional, behavioral and psychiatric needs.”
When asked by Strahan about the feedback she’d gotten after the documentary, Hilton said, “The outpour of love and support has just been incredible. I feel so proud to have finally told my truth and my story, and the fact that it’s made such an impact and has now started this movement that’s going to make a real change—I feel like I’ve done big things in life, but this is the most important and this is going to be my legacy, and I’m not gonna stop for however long it takes until the abuse in this industry stops.”
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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married
Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith. The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.
Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.
Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage. When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.
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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’
Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.
“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.
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