Paris Hilton’s x-rated sex tape may be released; her parents threaten to sue.

Paris Hilton’s x-rated sex tape may be released; her parents threaten to sue.
An x-rated tape featuring The Simple Life star Paris Hilton has surfaced and may be sold online. Reps for Paris don’t deny that it’s her having sex (and “staring into the camera and trying to show her best side,” the New York Post reports) with Rick Solomon, Shannen Doherty’s present husband. (Previously Paris called him “a complete liar and scumbag.” A rep for Paris says, “This was something she did with Rick while they were dating after he was no longer with Shannen, and it was something that was intended for their own personal use.” Her parents are far more pissed off, threatening to sue, releasing a statement that said, in part, “The Hilton family is greatly saddened at how low human beings will stoop to exploit their daughter Paris, who is sweet-natured, for their own self-promotion as well as profit motives. Paris is working very hard on her career. The release of a private tape between a younger girl and her older boyfriend is more than upsetting … Anyone in any way involved in this video is guilty of criminal activity, and will be … vigorously prosecuted.” The FOX show starring Paris debuts Dec. 2.
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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.