8 h 17 PT – Provo Canyon School officials told TMZ that it was sold by the previous owner in August 2000, so… “So we cannot comment on operations or patient experience prior to that date. “
We are told that the school is today a center for adolescent psychiatric treatment for children with special mental health needs, focused on “the provision of effective treatment, compassionate care and a nurturing environment for children. the students and families we serve ”.
Paris Hiltonopens with a traumatic chapter of his life before his “Simple Life” fame… in an upcoming documentary which is quite shocking.
The famous heiress describes how her rebellious youth living with her family at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City led her parents to send her to several boarding schools … the last of which was Utah’s Provo Canyon School.
Paris was there 11 months before turning 18, but says it was less of a school and more of an obedience training camp where he “was screaming at me all day in my face, screaming at me, torture continues. “.
She alleges that the abuse was verbal, mental and emotional – claiming that staff would say terrible things to her, try to make her feel bad and intimidate her – but also claims that there was physical abuse … hitting and strangle children.
Paris said students could be in solitary confinement for up to 20 hours a day, and that she had frequent panic attacks and cried daily from fear and misery. She said… “I felt like a prisoner and I hated life. “
Three of his classmates also appear in the upcoming documentary, “This is Paris,” adding other allegations of abuse … including being force-fed on drugs.
Paris was released from boarding school when she turned 18 in 1999, and says she just wanted to put it behind her so badly that she never really told her… even to her parents.
She says she was ashamed of the time spent there and adds… “I have buried my truth for so long. “
The documentary will air on September 14 on YouTube.