Paris Hilton Breaks Down and Cries in ‘The American Meme’ Over Leaked Sex Tape: ‘It Was Like Being Raped’

Paris Hilton Breaks Down and Cries in ‘The American Meme’ Over Leaked Sex Tape: ‘It Was Like Being Raped’
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Paris Hilton is opening up and getting real candid about the moment her sex tape leaked into the public years ago.

In the newly released Netflix documentary film The American Meme, the 37-year-old reality star reflected on how she felt after her infamous sex tap with then-boyfriend Rick Salomon was released.

“Literally overnight my entire life changed…everyone was making fun of it. I didn’t leave my house for, like months. I was so embarrassed. I felt like everyone on the street was laughing at me,” Paris said while breaking down in tears.

“It was like being raped. It felt like I’ve lost part of my soul and been talked about in such cruel and mean ways. 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.”

Paris went on to discuss her public party girl persona: “I’m a 21-year-old the past two decades. It’s all part of an image and a brand and being a product.”

“I already do have a legacy, but once you start, that you just can’t stop,” she continued. “A lot of people don’t understand that you need to be sustainable forever.”

Watch the trailer for the movie below!