AceShowbiz - Paris Hilton has come clean about having an inappropriate relationship with her teacher. When sharing stories from her rebellious youth, the former star of "The Simple Life" got real about the "terrible secret" she had been keeping.
In her book "Paris: The Memoir", the socialite opened up about being groomed by her eighth grade teacher. She confessed, "He flattered and teased me and said that all the other girls were talking about me behind my back because they were jealous." She added, "He made me feel noticed in an important, grown-up way."
Speaking more of her teacher's attraction, Paris recalled, "All the girls in my class were crushing on this handsome young teacher." She further described him as having this "very Abercrombie" look. The 42-year-old went on to add, "Everyone loved him, including the nuns."
The "Cooking with Paris" star also spilled that it was her teacher who made sure she knew how he felt by first telling her, "I've got a crush on you." He then asked for her number, but cautioned her "not to tell anyone" about it. About their secret romance, she said, "We talked for hours about how amazingly mature, beautiful, and intelligent I was, how sensual, misunderstood, and special."
In the memoir, Paris additionally spilled on the one time her teacher came over to her home upon learning that her parents were away. She recalled, "I saw a late-model SUV idling at the top of the driveway. I climbed into the passenger seat. Teacher pulled me into his arms and kissed me."
Stating that the kiss continued "for what seemed like a long time and seemed to be evolving into something more," the "This Is Paris" star continued to remember her parents came home and saw the two of them in the driveway. While noting that her teacher was worried about repercussions, she noted that at school, "He was still Mr. Abercrombie."
While the kissing incident led to her living with her grandma in Palm Springs, California after the school year ended, Paris had no clue what consequences her teacher dealt with. "I don't know if there were any repercussions to the teacher or if there was any attempt to prevent him from choosing another little girl," she noted.
"My parents never volunteered any information, and I never asked, but I assume the fear of bad publicity would have prevented them from making a scene or pressing charges," the wife of Carter Reum explained.
Of the experience, Paris confessed, "I never allowed myself to talk or even think about what it really was or why I climbed out the window to kiss that stupid pedophile. It took decades for me to actually speak the word pedophile." On the reason why, she explained, "Casting him in the role of child molester meant casting myself in the role of victim, and I just couldn't go there."
Describing the relationship as something "utterly vile," Paris continued, "Even now, knowing in my grown-up mind that no child is ever to blame for inappropriate adult behavior, my face is literally burning as I sit here telling you this terrible secret." She added, "I'm not sure I'll ever be able to fully shake it off. But it's a key part of my story."