Paris Hilton says her parents changed the subject when they brought up a school incident that she detailed in her new book.
In “High Price,” out March 28, Hilton writes about a time at the University of Texas when she was a student. She recalls attending a dinner in which the guest of honor was then-governor Bill Clinton. After the dinner, Hilton writes, she “prepared to leave the hotel where I was staying when I was abruptly confronted by the governor’s wife and mother.”
Hilton writes: “They refused to let me leave without their own conversation. They described a rape that occurred at my boarding school when I was a student, and how I completely overlooked it, which I found really upsetting.”
On “Watch What Happens Live” Thursday, Hilton said on Bravo’s late-night talk show that her parents were surprisingly quiet when she discussed the incident.
“I’m kidding. They were so out of it,” Hilton said on the show. “I just think it’s funny that they won’t talk about something that happened to me.”
The women who confronted Hilton apparently attended her boarding school, Hollister. Hollister is a Christian, all-girls boarding school in Brentwood, Calif.
The exchange came at a time when Hilton has had more than her share of twists in her life. The socialite, who once on reality TV’s “The Simple Life” was known as a party girl, also has had a series of run-ins with the law.
Last month, Hilton was charged with marijuana possession and reckless driving after authorities pulled her car over during a traffic stop in the Los Angeles suburb of Studio City. Hilton, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, was “conducting an illegal high speed traffic circle” when she was stopped. She was not arrested.
A school representative did not immediately respond to an interview request sent by The Washington Post.
Meredith Wilner, a spokeswoman for Hilton, said in a statement: “The District Attorney did not take issue with the factual account of the story, or the truth of Paris’s version of it.”
Wilner added: “The district attorney reviewed the case and ultimately declined to prosecute. I can’t speak for Ms. Hilton’s parents’ comments, but I know that Paris has always stood by her story.”
In 2005, Hilton was arrested in New York City for cocaine possession and released on $10,000 bail. She was one of the co-stars of the reality TV show “The Simple Life.”