Paris Hilton says she was “uncomfortable” when her ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon asked her to make a sex tape with him.
The “Simple Life” alum claims in her forthcoming book, “Paris: The Memoir,” that the poker player pressured her into filming the NSFW video in 2001.
“He had often said it was something he did with other women, but I felt weird and uncomfortable about it,” she writes (via an excerpt obtained by the Times of London).
“I always told him, ‘I can’t. It’s too embarrassing.’”
Hilton, who was 19 at the time, recalls Salomon threatening to “find someone” else to have sex with him on camera.
“He told me if I wouldn’t do it, he could easily find someone who would, and that was the worst thing I could think of — to be dumped by this grown man because I was a stupid kid who didn’t know how to play grown-up games,” she writes of the famed gambler, who is more than 10 years her senior.
The reality TV star admits to drinking alcohol and taking Quaaludes prior to shooting what would end up being known as “1 Night in Paris.”
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Hilton says she begged Salomon — whom she doesn’t name but refers to by the nickname “Scum” — not to release the tape, but he refused to oblige, which made her feel as if her “life was over” and her “self-worth” was destroyed.
“He said he had every right to sell something that belonged to him — something that had a lot of financial value,” she writes of the tape, which was released in 2004. “More value than my privacy, obviously. My dignity. My future. Shame, loss and stark terror swept over me.”
Now 42, Hilton writes that the relationship she had tried to rebuild with her parents and siblings was “instantly in ruins.”
“My mom just crumpled into bed and stayed there,” she remembers. “My dad, red-faced and furious, worked the phones, calling lawyers, calling spin doctors, trying to help me marshal any hope of damage control.”
The hotel heiress’s image recovered substantially after the airing of her and Nicole Richie’s reality show, and she has since married Carter Reum. The couple just recently welcomed their first child together, a baby boy named Phoenix, via surrogate.