Paris Hilton says infamous sex tape gave her PTSD: 'That killed me'

STEPHEN IERVOLINO
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Paris Hilton recently spoke about the leak of her infamous sex tape with ex Rick Salomon and revealed the moment in her life gave her PTSD.

"It was even more hurtful to me to have these people think that I [released it] on purpose -- that killed me," Hilton said during a conversation in Vanity Fair's pre-Oscar special, "Vanity Fair Cocktail Hour, Live!" "It still gives me post-traumatic stress disorder to talk about it."

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Hilton, who's back in the headlines recently thanks to the Oscar-nominated film "Promising Young Woman" resurrecting her 2006 single "Stars Are Blind" in a key scene, spoke of feeling betrayed after the taped was released in 2004.

The videotape with Salomon, a professional poker player who was later briefly married to Pamela Anderson, was reportedly sold by him and released in 2004.

"That will always be something that will hurt me for the rest of my life," the former reality show star admitted. "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," she added.

PHOTO: Paris Hilton attends at Microsoft Theater, Nov. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Emma Mcintyre /ama2020/Getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: Paris Hilton attends at Microsoft Theater, Nov. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Emma Mcintyre /ama2020/Getty Images, FILE)

Hilton, 40, added of the infamous recording: "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..."

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"I had always looked up to these amazing women like Princess Diana and I just felt like when he did that to me, [he] took that all away from me and people would never look at me the same," she said.

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