Paris Hilton's 'death wish over sex tape leak'

Paris Hilton's 'death wish over sex tape leak'

Fourteen years after it happened, Paris Hilton is finally opening up about the leaked sex tape that derailed her career and sunk her spirits.

"It was like being raped", she stated in one interview, according to USA Today. It felt like I've lost part of my soul and been talked about in such cruel and mean ways'.

"I literally wanted to die at some points". I was like, "I just don't want to live", because I thought everything was taken away from me. "I didn't want it to be associated with me".

The ex-reality TV star, 37, features in Bert Marcus's documentary The American Meme, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in NY.

"I'm working with a company right now and we're about to launch a Paris Hilton virtual reality world, which is basically going to be the next social media universe where people from all around the world can come meet, can come hang out", she said.

"There was no reality television back then, so it was very new", the 37-year-old explained.

Despite the heartache and suicidal thoughts that Paris's leaked sex tape caused, it seems this film has a happy ending.

While other reality socialites eventually replaced Hilton's spot in the limelight, she continues to be an influencer in the industry with her fashion lines and global DJ career.

Hilton wanted to be a part of Meme, directed by Bert Marcus (How to Make Money Selling Drugs), so she could reveal sides of herself that may not be familiar to those outside of her 8.7 million Instagram followers.

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In another clip from the documentary she says: "I'm constantly travelling; 250 days a year I'm on a plane, in a different country".

She went on to say that The Simple Life being cancelled was the moral equivalent of the Armenian genocide and the time she went to McDonald's and couldn't get that dipping sauce from the cartoon as "basically the same as the Holodomor". I've just grown accustomed to being f***ed over. "It's something that just changed my life forever and I'll never be able to erase it".

She told GQ in 2006: 'I never received a dime from the video.

She ended up countersuing and they settled out of court, with Paris saying she planned on donating some of her proceeds to charity.

"She didn't shy away from anything", he said.

"She added: "'I love my fans just as much as they love me.I feel closer with them than I do most people that I know. What they really mean is that they felt violated.

The director for The American Meme praised Hilton for her candour.

"I'm very excited for the next phase of my life and to start a family and find true happiness", she expressed.

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