Paris Hilton Breaks Silence On Infamous Sex Tape: 'I Was So Depressed, Humiliated'

The 36-year-old reflects on her leaked sex tape, provides a new definition of feminism and says she thinks Donald Trump is 'respectful' and 'sweet'

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Paris Hilton has been known for many things over the years: her hilarious one-liners on hit TV show The Simple Life alongside Nicole Ritchie,coining the phrase 'that's hot', sporting pink Juicy Couture tracksuits, diamanté embellished everything, miniature canines - the list goes on.

However, there's one thing from her past the 36-year-old would prefer you erase from memory - her leaked sex tape titled 1 Night in Paris with then-boyfriend Rick Saloman, filmed when she was just 18-years-old.

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In a recent interview with Marie Claire, the heiress – who is reportedly working on a new television series – opens up about her regrets for the tape, and how violated she felt at it being leaked (without her permission) and sold for profit for the public's enjoyment.

'It's really hurtful, because my whole life I really looked up to Princess Diana, all these elegant, amazing women, and I feel like [Salomon] just took that all away from me,' she admitted.

'I could have been like that, but because of that tape, I will always be judged and thought of as whatever they say about me because of a private moment between my boyfriend and me.

In hindsight, Hilton says she regrets the relationship with Saloman – 12 years her senior – who went on to marry Shannen Doherty and Pamela Anderson.

'I wish I had never met him. That is actually the one regret in my life. I wish that I had never met that guy. I could not leave my house for months. I was so depressed, humiliated. I didn't want to be seen in public,' she added.

Because of that tape, I will always be judged and thought of as whatever they say about me because of a private moment

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In the interview, the multi-millionaire also opened up about feminism, admitting she aligns herself with the movement but prefers her own, somewhat vague, definition of the term.

'I just feel it's about women's empowerment and girl power, and I'm very into that,' she says.

I mean, we don't really see the problem with the Oxford Dictionary definition of the term ('the advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes') or why many celebrities see the need to redefine it, but sure Paris, whatever floats your...yacht?

Bizarrely, the self-proclaimed feminist refers to President Trump (you know, the guy who wants to defund Planned Parenthood and restrict abortion rights for women in the US) as an 'incredible businessman'.

'I've known him since I was a little girl. And he's always been so nice, so respectful and sweet,' she added.

If only the rest of saw those qualities in the man, Paris.

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