Paris Hilton was groomed by her teacher when she was just 14-years-old
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Paris Hilton has spoken out about being groomed into an inappropriate relationship with a teacher when she was in the eighth grade.
In her new memoir - titled Paris: The Memoir - the socialite claimed she and the ‘handsome young teacher’ met while she was in middle school, but says it took her years to use the word ‘paedophile’ when talking about him.
Writing about the teacher - who she doesn’t name - Paris said he had a ‘very Abercrombie’ look about him and that she eventually told him she ‘had a crush’, to which he reciprocated, telling her: "I've got a crush on you."
Paris said the teacher asked for her phone number and warned her not to tell anyone - a secret that Paris would go on to keep.
She went on: "Mr. Abercrombie called me almost every night, and we talked for hours about how amazingly mature, beautiful, and intelligent I was, how sensual, misunderstood, and special.
"He reminded me that Princess Diana was thirteen years younger than Prince Charles. And Priscilla Presley was my age when Elvis fell in love with her."
She continued: “I never felt like I was being manipulated. I felt like I was being worshipped. Why wouldn’t I love this narrative?
"It was all about me, me, gorgeous little me. The focus was on my intoxicating beauty instead of his inappropriate behaviour.”
Recalling one particular night when her parents Richard and Kathy weren’t home, Paris said the teacher came over to her house in his car and she got in, after which he pulled Paris into his arms and kissed her.
Her parents returned later that evening and found Paris and the teacher in his car, at which point he attempted to blame the situation on her by asking: "Why did you make me do this?"
Paris said her parents packed her off to live with her grandmother that summer and admitted that it took her a long time to come to terms with the reality of the ‘relationship’.
"It took decades for me to actually speak the word paedophile," she explained. "Casting him in the role of child molester meant casting myself in the role of victim, and I just couldn't go there."
The model and TV personality went on to say she never found out if there were any consequences for the teacher for what he did, or if measures were taken to ensure it never happened again.
She went on: "My parents never volunteered any information, and I never asked, but I assume the fear of bad publicity would have prevented them from making a scene or pressing charges."
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