Â Hollywood TodayParis Grows up Before Worldwide TV
by Jeffrey Jolson for Hollywood Today
Hollywood, CA (rushprnews) July 1st, 2007 -â€œI sat in crying in bed. It was very traumatic but God makes everything happen for a reason,â€ said Paris Hilton on her widely watched first interview after prison, on the Larry King show.
â€œDonâ€™t serve the time, let the time serve you,â€ said the model/actress who said she had grown as a person in prison.
She actually noted â€œIt was nice to be awayâ€ to be away from the flashing lights that have followed her â€œsince I went to New York and became a model at 16.â€
She said she will never drink and drive again, a lesson learned by her experience in jail. She said she had â€œNightmares at nightâ€ and got a raw deal. But she said â€œIâ€™m glad it happened. It changed my life forever.â€
She added â€œI was treated like every inmate, no better or worse,â€ and had baloney sandwiches for lunch.
She said severe panic attacks and claustrophobia led to her controversial move to home confinement after several days in prison, which was suspended by a judge. â€œI was terrified, but if I had to be there, I just had to close my eyes, go to a special place.â€
She also said she knew through the whole MTV Awards that she would â€œBe checking myself into jail that night. It was very surreal.â€
â€œI feel like everything happened for a reason. It gave me time to figure out what I want to do,â€ she said.
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