In a new interview, ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ star reveals that at first she’s hesitant to watch the tell-all doc as watching the clips and promos was already ‘too much.’
AceShowbiz –Kathy Hilton has opened up about how she felt after watching Paris Hilton‘s documentary, “This Is Paris“. Upon learning of her daughter’s childhood trauma which was detailed in the tell-all doc, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star said that it put her in a “depression.”
When making an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Andy Cohen Live” on Wednesday, January 5, the 62-year-old mom admitted, “It put me in such a depression.” She then confessed that “it was true” she initially hadn’t seen Paris’ documentary, in which her daughter opened up about her traumatizing, abusive experiences at a Utah boarding school.
On the reason why she initially didn’t want to watch it, Kathy said that she thought it would be too painful to hear about Paris’ time at Provo Canyon School. “It was too much after watching just the clips and promos ’cause you could imagine me just finding out [about the abuse],” she elaborated.
“And I’m not one of those people [who says], ‘Oh, this is about me,’ because it’s not about me, but yet, it really was so devastating the way I was told [about what happened],” Kathy told host Andy. She then noted that it’s sad seeing Paris had to “keep that in for 20 years.”
Kathy then revealed she decided to watch the documentary with Paris after the socialite told her daughter how “important” it was to her. “I said to her finally a few weeks ago, and then when I went to Washington with her, I said, ‘I’m just not ready to watch it,’ ” Kathy recalled.
“So when we got back, I did watch it, and we held hands,” Kathy shared. “We held hands for an hour watching this thing, and just the energy that I was feeling from her and how relieved and happy that she was that I was watching.”
Kathy explained that she had to send Paris to the boarding school so that her daughter, who was a teenager at the time, would stop sneaking off to the clubs. “A lot of people understood that [we were] trying to help our daughter,” Kathy insisted.
“We were trying to save Paris. I’m not that strict, we were worried,” Kathy stressed, referencing her husband Rick Hilton. “She was living in New York. She was sneaking out and sometimes didn’t come back home for three days, not going to school,” the fashion designer added. “So we put her in this boarding school, in this one, in this one. Gotta keep her away from the city and all these predators and people that wanted her to model.”
In the tell-all documentary, Paris shared details of the physical, emotional and mental abuse she suffered at the boarding school. “It was supposed to be a school, but [classes] were not the focus at all. From the moment I woke up until I went to bed, it was all day screaming in my face, yelling at me, continuous torture,” she unveiled.
Paris also alleged that the staff would hit and strangle students, who could be tossed into solitary confinement for as long as “20 hours a day.” She recalled, “I was having panic attacks and crying every single day.” She also dubbed herself “so miserable” at the time, before noting, “I felt like a prisoner and I hated life.”
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