Earlier this week, Marie Claire published a profile of socialite and perfume magnate Paris Hilton in which she discussed her career (did you know she’s the highest paid female DJ in the world?), her one regret (dating Rick Solomon, the man with whom she filmed One Night In Paris), and a very powerful old friend by the name of Donald Trump.
When writer (and former Jezebel staffer) Irin Carmon brought up Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants being “rapists and criminals,” Hilton shared her disapproval (“I don’t think that they should be talked about like that at all”), but was quick to characterize Trump as “nice,” “respectful,” and “sweet.” Hilton also says that his “grab them by the pussy” line was just typical guy stuff, and “shrugs off” Carmon when she brings up the fact that Trump—who has know Hilton since she was a child—has watched her sex tape.
But it was Hilton’s comments about the women who accused Trump of sexual assault that raised the most eyebrows this week. “I think that they are just trying to get attention and get fame,” she told Carmon, who published the unedited transcript of her chat with Hilton on Twitter. In it, Hilton goes on to say she simply “doesn’t believe” any of his accusers.
Refinery29 reports Thursday that Hilton has issued an apology. The vague statement reads:
“I want to apologize for my comments from an interview I did last year. They were part of a much larger story and I am regretful that they were not delivered in the way I had intended.
I was speaking about my own experiences in life and the role of media and fame in our society and it was never my intention for my comments to be misapplied almost a year later. I always believe in helping women have their voices heard and helping create an environment where women feel empowered and believe in themselves.
I am deeply hurt by how this has played out and also deeply sorry. Moving forward I will continue to do what I can to be an advocate for girls and women with the hopes of providing a louder voice for those who may desperately need it.”
As you can see, Hilton’s statement is empty and worthless, as she never explicitly apologizes for her most incendiary comment, which was calling Trump’s many, many, many accusers liars. She also claims the interview took place “almost a year” ago (it took place two days after the November 9 election), and appears to place blame on Marie Claire and Carmon for “misapplying” her commentary—whatever that means.
You can watch Trump nicely, respectfully, and sweetly call Paris Hilton “dumb like a fox” here.