Plenty of people will remember when the infamous video 1 Night in Paris was officially released back in The hour-long, blurry, mostly night-vision sex tape fatures Paris Hilton and former boyfriend Rick Salomon getting freaky - and shock horror, it was never intended for our eyes. In fact, when it was released to the public, it absolutely broke the now year-old socialite. In Bert Marcus' The American Meme documentary, Paris has opened up about what was going through her head when people around the world were getting off to her very private tape. I literally wanted to die at some points.
Paris Hilton Describes Sex Tape Leak Experience As 'Like Being Raped'
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But she perhaps made the most headlines in with her turn in a leaked sex tape with former boyfriend Rick Salomon, the fallout of which devastated Hilton. I literally wanted to die at some points. I was like, 'I just don't want to live,' because I thought everything was taken away from me. I didn't want to be known as that. Hilton wanted to be a part of Meme , directed by Bert Marcus How to Make Money Selling Drugs , so she could reveal sides of herself that may not be familiar to those outside of her 8. There was no social media, so I basically created this character that was basically what I thought the audience wanted, like, 'Oh, she's rich, so she needs to be a spoiled airhead' — basically what the producers told me to do. Meme shows how Hilton has continued to build her brand, even after the Kardashian-Jenner clan seized the reality TV spotlight: starting highly successful fashion and perfume lines, and bringing in six figures for DJ sets across the globe.
Paris Hilton compares sex tape leak to 'being raped'
Not originally intended for release,  it was filmed primarily with a single, stationary, tripod-mounted camera using "night vision". However, a handful of scenes were filmed indoors without night vision. When Hilton stated publicly that she was "out of it", didn't know what she was doing during the taping of the video and did not approve its public release, Salomon sued Hilton for defamation. Hilton then countersued Salomon over the release of the tape, settling out of court in July
But as Paris Hilton pleads her embarrassment and regret at the damage done to the family name, suspicions are growing that the entire episode might have been one giant and well-timed publicity stunt designed to further the career of America's newest celebrity obsession. The Simple Life, in which the pampered Hilton and best friend and fellow 'heirhead' Nicole Richie, daughter of pop star Lionel Richie, swap the Beverly Hills and New York party circuits for 30 days working on an Arkansas farm, was panned by critics yet still attracted 13 million viewers. Whether she actually came up with this hare-brained scheme herself is irrelevant when you look at the publicity it attracted.