For a change, an heiress does not necessarily get away with everything. After dodging drug-related charges since this summer, Paris Hilton’s latest run-in with the law in Las Vegas caused problems in her travel to Japan, where she was refused entry.
Over the summer, Paris was involved in a couple of marijuana-related incidents overseas. One happened while she was at the World Cup game between Brazil and the Netherlands in Port Elizabeth, South Africa; and the other was at a stop-over in Corsica, while travelling with friends aboard a private jet en route to Sardinia. On both occasions, she was able to get away scot-free and was not charged with anything. We have to give her the benefit of the doubt and conclude that she was, indeed, innocent.
The incident she found herself in recently, however, was different. On Monday, she pleaded guilty to cocaine possession charges before a court in Las Vegas, essentially admitting that the cocaine found in her purse was hers – something that she had initially denied.
On Tuesday, the heiress traveled to Japan on a business trip that had been planned “many months earlier,” according to her spokesman. Ms. Hilton’s spokesman went on to say: “Paris was contractually bound to her business trip and didn’t want to let down her brands and many Asian fans.” Japan, however, refuses entry to foreigners who are on probation, according to a report by CNN.
Ms. Hilton arrived in Japan on Tuesday and was allowed to spend the night, pending a decision by immigration officials regarding a request for reconsideration to their initial refusal to allow her entry into the country. Paris left Japan on Wednesday afternoon.