Paris Hilton says she has PTSD over leaked 2004 sex tape

Daniella Scott
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Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

Paris Hilton has spoken out about the 2004 leak of her sex tape with former boyfriend poker player Rick Salomon, saying that it left her with post traumatic stress disorder, adding, "I didn't want to leave my house, I felt like my life was over."

During the interview Hilton opened up about the leaked tape, which she said was released without her consent back in 2004 following her several year relationship with Salomon, and explained it is "something that will hurt me for the rest of my life."

"It's always there in the back of my mind," she told Vanity Fair's Inside the Hive. "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.

"It was a private experience between two people," she continued. "You love someone, you trust someone and to have your trust betrayed like that and for the whole world to be watching and laughing..."

She continued, "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."

Photo credit: Jemal Countess - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jemal Countess - Getty Images

After the tape was leaked Paris publicly stated that she had not been involved in the release, leading to Salomon suing her for defamation. She then countersued him for the release of the tape and the former couple settled out of court in 2005.

Earlier this year, Paris got engaged to venture capitalist Carter Reum, sharing details of the romantic proposal with fans on her website.

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