Paris Hilton Testifies About Abuse at Utah Boarding School
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Back in September, Paris Hilton detailed the horrifying mental and physical abuse she experienced as a teen at a youth treatment center in her documentary, This Is Paris, and subsequently led a protest calling for the closure of Provo Canyon School, the facility she attended for nearly a year. On Feb. 8, the entrepreneur took her activism a step further and testified about her traumatic experience in a Utah court, advocating for a bill that would increase transparency and regulations and end abusive practices in Utah’s youth treatment centers.
“I tell my story, not so that anyone feels bad for me, but to shine a light on the reality of what happened then and is still happening now.”
During a state Senate committee hearing at the Utah Capitol, Paris…