Paris Hilton’s brother, Conrad Hilton, made the news recently after he was sued for his conduct during a London-to-Los Angeles flight last summer. According to court filings, Hilton harassed and threatened members of the flight crew. He also threatened to kill flight attendants and kept referring to the passengers as “peasants” in several expletive-filled rants. He also didn’t follow the airline’s rules regarding staying in his seat and ignored warnings that he shouldn’t smoke in the bathroom during the flight. On March 5, Hilton is set to appear in court. However, it was recently reported that Hilton’s camp has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
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Hilton will be pleading guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in exchange for a federal felony charge being dropped. The 20-year-old Hilton was originally charged with a felony that could have carried a prison sentence that could last up to 20 years. The misdemeanor charge carries up to six months in prison as well as one year probation and a fine of at least $5,000. However, under the plea deal, prosecutors will be scrapping the prison sentence in favor of probation.
According to court documents filed last week, Hilton should be charged with a Class B misdemeanor because his behavior caused the flight attendants to fear for the safety. According to the filing, Hilton also tried to punch a flight attendant. He missed, hitting the bulkhead instead.
Testimony from the flight crew claims that Hilton had been in a terrible mood since takeoff. According to witnesses, Hilton wouldn’t stay in his seat even when the seatbelt light was on. When flight attendants urged him to sit down, he started to snap back at them.
“I could get you all fired in five minutes. I know your boss! My father will pay this out, he has done it before. Dad paid $300,000 last time!”
He also allegedly smoked pot in the plane’s bathroom. According to Hilton, he recently broke up with his girlfriend and he wanted to smoke marijuana. Hilton was finally restrained when he passed out before the flight landed. However, he woke up while he was being restrained and started hurling expletives at the flight crew.
Prior to the plea bargain, Hilton’s attorney, Richard Shapiro, claimed that the socialite took sleeping pills prior to the flight. According to Shapiro, an adverse reaction to the sleeping pills may have led to Hilton’s attitude during the now infamous flight.
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