Paris Hilton went into further detail about the dark times that consumed her when she attended CEDU.
Hilton opened up about her time with the school back in September through the documentary “This is Paris”, claiming that she was verbally, emotionally, and physically abused and left with insomnia, anxiety, and trust issues that extended to her own family. Hilton isn’t alone as teens and adults from across the country are coming out with their own abuse allegations.
Now Hilton is really aiming to get things done. She told People:
“There’s a lot more work to do. I’m not going to stop until it’s done.”
In a recent Instagram post, Hilton wrote:
I am #BreakingCodeSilence. I was verbally, emotionally, and physically abused while attending #CEDU, #Ascent, #Cascade and #ProvoCanyonSchool. I was cut off from the outside world, stripped of all of my human rights, mentally tortured on a daily basis, the list goes on and on. There is so much more to say about the abuse I endured at these programs. But it would literally fit into a book. This is just a small part of my story. It’s difficult to speak or even think about it but I know I must because I want to help put an end to this so that no child has to suffer the way myself and so many others have. 🙏
#breakcodesilence #unitedwithonevoice #troubledteenindustry #cedu #exposetti #mentalhealth #survivor #traumainformed #traumarecovery #truth #endisolation #enddangerousrestraint #parenting #therapy #kidsoverprofit
On Thursday, Hilton with “This is Paris” producer Rebecca Mellinger and Breaking Code Silence co-founder Jen Robinson launched a website Thursday for teen survivors giving them a platform that allows those who have experienced abuse to submit their own testimonies in a consolidated space.
"We hope this gives them a platform where their voices can really be heard. This community has been so passionately activated since Paris came out, and I think they needed this public awareness aspect to be able to feel that their own stories are truthful... They really do deserve to be heard, so we're hoping to give them another platform."
Provo Canyon would respond after the documentary aired on September 14th. Stating that they have now distanced themselves from those claims. Noting that the school came under new management in 2000.
In October, they organized a silent protest in Provo, bringing together more than 100 former students and supporters to show solidarity for those who had experienced abuse at Provo Canyon or schools similar to it. Hilton and her team vow to take things to the top, stating that she wants to work with the Biden administration on a viable solution to what had happened to her and hundreds of other teens. Hilton closed with:
“My priorities have completely changed. I no longer care about going out or being the party girl that I was before. I'm more excited about being an activist and really using my voice and my platform to help make change and make a difference in the world.”