Paris Hilton is no stranger to making us smile, but the world hasn’t always been fair to her when that smile was secretly shielding pain and suffering. Surviving the horrific place known as Provo Canyon School, Paris has used her voice to shed light on the trauma she and so many others have dealt with their entire lives. The school is a mass center of abuse; beating, drugging, and sexually abusing students are few of the many heartbreaking things that has happened at Provo.

“Although Provo Canyon School marketed itself as a premier treatment center, it was as if hell itself was on Earth. I cried myself to sleep every single night, praying I would wake up from this nightmare,” Paris shared back in 2021 at the Utah state Capitol. The warrior also opened up about her traumatic time at the school in her 2020 documentary, “This is Paris.” The film, which was intended to focus primary on the success of Paris, showcased just how passionate Hilton is to making sure nobody suffers and has the recourses they need to speak on abuse.

On November 13th Paris spoke with 60 Minutes Australia and revealed even more heartbreaking trauma that she endured while being a student. “Sometimes they would lock children up in the solitary confinement room. At some of these places they will tie children up with zip ties, they will put children into dog cages,” she said.

“During my time at these places, I was strangled, hit. Every time I would take a shower, use the bathroom, there’d be male and female staff watching,” she continued. In a world that seems to get more disturbing by the day, it is an honor to know that people like Ms. Hilton are making a change and fighting for the justice they and so many others deserve.

Pairs’ 60 Minutes interview can be found here. Keep scrolling to see a clip from Pairs’ documentary, “This Is Paris,” out now