Jun 15, 8: It was just 12 years ago on June 15 when hotel heiress Paris Hilton went from daddy's little girl to pretty much a porn star. Advertisement Although the leaked video between Hilton and ex-Rick Salomon was soul-crushing for the young woman, many say it put her name on the map. Formerly the BFF of Kim Kardashian — who also found fame thanks to a sex tape "leak" — Hilton's video bared it all.
Here are 12 shocking things probably didn't know about the award-winning sex tape: Donald Trump watched it During a past interview with Howard Stern , Trump admitted to watching the socialite's sex tape with wife, then girlfriend, Melania. Paris said she never made a dime, but Rick made millions. The tape led to a long and hard legal battle that was settled in In an interview with TMZ in , Hilton said "she never made a dime" off of the film.
She also is quoted saying that, "that she had never intended the video to be a commercial venture. Her friend and publicist Lizzie Grubman told Fox News , "I think that it is personally embarrassing, a complete invasion of her privacy. But she does have a show to promote, and I think it will help sell the show.
It received a ton of awards A happy accident? The porn business was buzzing after this one debuted. I could not believe what I was seeing," she said. The professional poker player married another blonde bombshell, Pamela Anderson, in After splitting one year later, the two tried to reconcile in , but once again it only lasted a year. They officially divorced in April of The sex tape agent who first received the tape said he had no idea who she was.
Had no idea that she was going to become this big of a star," Kevin Blatt said on Nightline in Stop slut-shaming In an interview with Piers Morgan alongside her mother Kathy in , Hilton said she will forever be known as a slut for one thing she did with someone she loved at the time.
Just a girl Salomon says on camera, "you can't drink you're just 19 years old," but Hilton has claimed she was actually younger. Salomon referred to Paris' young age throughout the film. Voluntary house arrest Paris Hilton wouldn't leave the house for three months after the tape leaked. Her mother Kathy Hilton told Piers Morgan that had to shield her two young sons from the news as tabloids featuring the story of her daughter's video were everywhere she turned in New York City.
The Hilton family attended therapy in the aftermath of the sex tape leak. Directors Don Argott and Sheena Joyce said , "Paris Hilton is a modern day-Marilyn Monroe — beautiful, iconized, world famous, shaped by mass media and misunderstood. It was filmed mainly in night vision But they say Paris is the city of lights The leaked film between Hilton and Salomon was filmed mostly on a tripod-mounted digital camera and famously in night vision.
Although some scenes were shot indoors without the night vision light.