In her upcoming documentary, The Is Paris, former reality star Paris Hilton reveals a secret that she’s kept for years. Ahead of its release, during a recent interview with People, the 39-year-old opened up about the alleged abuse she experienced as a teenager while attending the Provo Canyon School in Utah.

“I knew it was going to be worse than anywhere else,” she remembered after she first arrived in the ’90s. “It was supposed to be a school, but [classes] were not the focus at all. From the moment I woke up until I went to bed, it was all day screaming in my face, yelling at me, continuous torture.”

She added, “The staff would say terrible things. They were constantly making me feel bad about myself and bully me. I think it was their goal to break us down. And they were physically abusive, hitting and strangling us. They wanted to instill fear in the kids so we’d be too scared to disobey them.”

According to the publication, three of Paris’ classmates at the school also made similar allegations in the documentary, which premieres on YouTube on September 14, 2020.

“I buried my truth for so long,” Paris explained. “But I’m proud of the strong woman I’ve become. People might assume everything in my life came easy to me, but I want to show the world who I truly am.”

The entrepreneur also claimed that they would use solitary confinement “as punishment, sometimes 20 hours a day.”

“I was just so miserable. I felt like a prisoner and I hated life,” Paris recalled.

In a statement to People, the school responded to the abuse allegations and said, “Originally opened in 1971, Provo Canyon School was sold by its previous ownership in August 2000. We therefore cannot comment on the operations or patient experience prior to this time.”

Now, with her documentary, Paris wants places like Provo Canyon School to be “shut down.”

“I want them to be held accountable. And I want to be a voice for children and now adults everywhere who have had similar experiences. I want it to stop for good and I will do whatever I can to make it happen,” she said.

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