In 2004, a pornographic video of Paris Hilton and then-boyfriend Rick Salomon leaked on the internet. The video, which was never intended for public viewing, was directed by Rick Salomon and was recorded in 2001 during the couple's relationship. After the video leaked, Salomon eventually began distributing the tape himself through an adult film company under the title One Night in Paris.
At the time, the video caused quite a stir and managed to significantly boost Hilton's profile. However, the former reality show star is claiming she never profited from the tape, according to a report from the HuffPost.
"I never received a dime from it. It's just dirty money and he should give it all to some charity for the sexually abused or something. To be honest, I don't even think about it anymore," she reportedly said in 2006.
Now, Hilton is opening up about the sex tape again in The American Meme, a new Netflix documentary film. The documentary aims to shed light on the ridiculousness and emotional turmoil that comes with being in the spotlight. It follows four popular celebrities, including Hilton.
"It was like being raped," Hilton said in the documentary.
"It felt like I'd lost part of my soul and been talked about in such cruel and mean ways. 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."