[Vision2020] Paris Hilton 'Traumatized' Over Jail Sentence

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue May 15 18:43:42 PDT 2007

>From CNN.com


Source: Hilton 'traumatized' over jail sentence

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Paris Hilton is "emotionally distraught and
traumatized" over her 45-day jail sentence and is not capable of testifying
in a civil lawsuit against her, the socialite-reality TV star's psychiatrist

Dr. Charles Sophy has been seeing Hilton, 26, for the past eight months and
has talked with her several times since her May 4 hearing for violating the
terms of her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case,
according to court papers.

Sophy said Hilton needs time to recover from the shock of receiving jail
time before testifying in a civil case brought against her by actress and
diamond heiress Zeta Graff. 

Messages left with Hilton's spokesman and lawyer were not immediately
returned early Tuesday. (Watch a Hilton family friend say Paris deserves to
do time )

In court papers filed Monday, Sophy said Hilton is "distraught and
traumatized as a consequence of the findings at the May 4 hearing ... and
her fear of incarceration."

"At this point in time," he continued, "Ms. Hilton cannot effectively
respond to examination as a witness or provide any significant input into
her defense."

Graff filed a $10 million lawsuit against Hilton in 2005, claiming the
reality TV star spread "vicious lies" about her. Hilton has denied that she
was behind a report alleging Graff once tried to grab a necklace worth $4
million from her throat.

Superior Court Judge Linda K. Lefkowitz postponed the trial to August. It
had been scheduled to begin this month.

Hilton and her pal Nicole Richie star on "The Simple Life," which throws
them into everyday situations. After famously feuding and filming their
parts separately last season, the celebutantes have reunited as camp
counselors for the show's upcoming fifth installment.


Seeya round town, Moscow.

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

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