Here’s What You Need To Know About Paris Hilton’s Documentary, This Is Paris

You can finally watch it.

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by Bonnie McLaren |
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Before Kim Kardashian, there was Paris Hilton, the first First Lady of American reality TV. Widely credited as the first woman to be famous just for being famous, since appearing on our screens in The Simple Life, Paris has become one of the most recognisable faces in the world. And she's made a lot of money from it, too. It's thought she earns over $10 million a year from business ventures, and the reality-star-slash-DJ makes around $300,000 a year from appearances in clubs and events. (Nice work if you can get it.)

But now, Paris is going back to the start to show her life before it was filled with glitz and glam and paparazzi. You'd expect that this is the sort of documentary that Netflix would have snapped up, but, luckily if you don't have Netflix, you can watch it, from today, for free on Paris'YouTube.

The documentary has already made headlines, as Paris has candidly spoken about her time at boarding school in Utah, where she says she was physically and mentally abused. The socialite also believes this had a negative impact on her future relationships, and recently told People that five of her ex-boyfriends were abusive. 'I went through multiple abusive relationships,' Paris said. 'I was strangled, I was hit, I was grabbed aggressively. I put up with things no one should.' She continued: 'I had become so used to [abusive behavior] at Provo, that it made me feel like it was normal.'

'They all seemed like such nice guys and then the true colors would show,' she added. 'They'd get jealous, or defensive or try to control me. And there there would come a point where they would become physically, verbally and emotionally abusive.'

Paris also addressed her sex tape leak in documentary. The reality star was just 18 when she made the tape, and speaking in the documentary, she likened it to being 'electronically raped'. 'That was a private moment with a teenage girl not in her right head space,' she said. 'But everyone was watching it and laughing, like it's something funny. If that happened today it would not be the same story at all. But they made me the bad person. Like I did something bad. It was my first real relationship. Eighteen. I was so in love with him and I wanted to make him happy. And I just remember him pulling out the camera.... It was like being electronically raped.'

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