Paris Hilton, Up For Auction
Apparently celebrities must top writing journals, because they keep getting stolen. Although, is anyone really interested in what Paris Hilton’s deep thoughts are?
Paris Hilton is bracing for her biggest scandal since that 2003 sex tape – all because of an unpaid storage-locker bill. Tabloid media from Britain and the United States are lining up to buy secret diaries, hours of videotape, computers and hundreds of photographs that the hotel heiress left in a Los Angeles warehouse.
David Hans Schmidt, the Phoenix-based agent brokering the sale, called the locker’s contents “a King Tut’s tomb of scandal. I’ve never seen anything like this.” According to Schmidt, the storage facility gained title to the trove after Hilton failed to pay rent on her locker.
Schmidt said an unnamed individual bought the contents for $2,775 at a public auction in December. “This individual didn’t even know the stuff belonged to Paris Hilton till after he bought it,” said Schmidt, who has brokered sales of nude photos of Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Tonya Harding, Paula Jones, Amber Frey and Katarina Witt.
Hilton insists the property is rightfully hers. “Monthly invoices were sent to her accountant, and they were paid up,” said her spokesman, Elliot Mintz. “Paris is very angry. She’s been victimized. These are private diaries and memories. It’s an awful thing.”
Mintz said Hilton learned her possessions were in play after a National Enquirer reporter told him the supermarket tabloid had been offered a peek at the inventory.
Schmidt said a top Los Angeles law firm has thoroughly vetted the auction. “There’s no way she can claim this is her property,” said Schmidt, who has contacted Sotheby’s and Christie’s about putting Hilton’s things on the block. “She’s welcome to bid on it. The high bid will win.”
What does this mean for the public? Paris Hilton won’t be going away anytime soon. What’s in those diaries and on those videotapes? Hollywood shudders.