Paris Hilton is using her platform to advocate for reform in the troubled teen industry after sharing her traumatic experience at Utah’s Provo Canyon School. The hotel heiress recounted being physically and emotionally abused while attending the school at age 16. She introduced a bill to Congress that aims to establish stricter standards for such facilities and greater transparency and accountability.
Hilton’s bravery in sharing her story has prompted other celebrities, including Paris Jackson and Kat Von D, to speak out about their experiences at similar institutions. Through her advocacy, Hilton hopes to prevent other teens from experiencing the same trauma she endured.