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.
Paris Hilton -- I Never Made A Dime Off My Sex Tape
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Paris Hilton thinks she'd have had a very different experience if her sex tape was released now. The year-old star's intimate moments with Rick Salomon were released at the peak of her fame through life-swap reality TV series Simple Life in Hilton thinks if the scandal had happened in the wake of the MeToo and Time's Up movements, she wouldn't have been painted in such a negative light. Hilton told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "Back then, people were acting like I was the bad person or the villain. Hilton said she was devastated when the tape leaked online because she knew it would have an impact on her reputation for "the rest of [her] life". HIlton previously chose not to comment on gossip about her but now feels "ready" to share her own versions of events.
Paris Hilton opens up about infamous sex tape leak: 'I literally wanted to die at some points'
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 had been "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
Paris Hilton says she's no longer interested in doing reality TV. Called 1 night in Paris, the video was made me with her former boyfriend Rick Salomon, and was meant to be private. She continued: "Because I thought everything was taken away from me.