Paris Hilton returns to Utah for ceremonial invoice signing
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Paris Hilton returned to Salt Lake Metropolis Tuesday for a ceremonial invoice signing for a legislation that regulates therapy facilities for troubled teenagers in Utah.
The laws for services that deal with teenagers with behavioral and psychological well being points gained remaining approval within the Legislature in early March, a couple of month after Hilton gave emotional testimony in assist of the invoice. Gov. Spencer Cox signed the invoice final month however held a ceremonial signing with Hilton on Tuesday.
The brand new legislation would require extra authorities oversight of youth residential therapy facilities and documentation for once they use restraints. It should additionally prohibit therapy facilities from utilizing sedation or mechanical restraints with out prior authorization.
Hilton testified she was abused mentally and bodily at a Utah boarding faculty, the place she stated employees members would beat her, drive her to take unknown tablets, watch her bathe and ship her to solitary confinement with out garments as punishment.
The socialite and actuality TV star additionally spoke in regards to the abuse in a documentary titled “That is Paris” that was launched this fall.
For the reason that documentary was launched, different celebrities have spoken out about their experiences on the faculty or others prefer it, together with Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson and tattoo artist Kat Von D.