Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Paris Hilton says Trump sexual harassment accusers 'trying to get attention'

Paris Hilton says Trump sexual harassment accusers 'trying to get attention'

In an interview with Marie Claire published yesterday, Paris Hilton slammed the women who accused Donald Trump of sexual assault as attention-seekers, and made her disregard for women's bodily autonomy quite clear.

"I've known Paris Hilton from the time she's 12", Trump told Howard Stern on the radio. I would have wanted to never meet him.

And socialite Paris believes she could have been viewed in a similar light if the infamous tape - which involved Paris and her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon, who, at the time, were aged 18 and 33 respectively - had not been released by Rick without her consent. "I feel like, a lot of people, when something happens, all these opportunists will come out".

"Hilton insisted that people just say insane things on Howard Stern's show and that "[Trump is] not like that at all, he's always been so respectful".

"So the producers just said, 'Act spoiled, a kind of blonde airhead.' I did that and then I realized it was a brand, so I played along with it. I didn't want to be seen in public", she added.

But she admits she thinks the president, an old family friend, is "charming" and "good looking" - and thinks his accusers thought so too.

Calling him "an incredible businessman", she said he will be a good president, according to the interview, which was conducted two days after the United States presidential election. The 36-year-old heiress has, despite the years, kept the ingenuity that ten years ago had propelled her to the rank of the most exposed person in the world in 2006.

Are you surprised that Paris defends Donald Trump against women who allege he sexually assaulted them?

This week, Trump has reached a "new low," by saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rallied in Charlottesville, Va. were no more to blame for deadly violence that broke out than counter-protesters, demonstrating against racism, according to Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank. She said on Piers Morgan Tonight in 2011 that the tape was "the most embarrassing" thing to ever happen to her. I do not believe what is being said.

For a refresher: "Now, somebody who a lot of people don't give credit to but in actuality is really lovely is Paris Hilton", Trump told Howard Stern in 2003, before admitting to watching Hilton's sex tape. "I love the people here, and I don't think that they should be talked about like that at all", Hilton says of Trump's claim that Mexico was sending rapists and criminals over the border.

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