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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.
Paris Hilton’s run-in with the Las Vegas police Friday night has certainly stirred up controversy. Five days after, people are still talking about it.
Paris has reportedly denied that the cocaine is hers; based on details from police reports, it will seem that the cocaine came with the purse, which she also said was not hers (although she admitted ownership of the rest of its contents – such as cash and credit cards). One report even hinted that the heiress had said that the purse couldn’t possibly be hers because it was “too cheap,” although we have no information as to the accuracy of that rumor.
Ms. Hilton’s arrest may have an impact on her paid-to-party gig in Vegas, according to a feature on People.com. One of the perks of being Paris is that while ordinary mortals have to wait in line and hope against hope that they gain entry into a club, she gets paid to show up at a club and party. People sources reportedly shared that the heiress was paid $125,000 to have her 25th birthday bash at an unnamed Vegas club.
That might change, however, with Nevada keeping close tabs on liquor and gambling licenses. An unnamed club executive who has booked Ms. Hilton in the past shared: “Considering she’s busted for cocaine, people might assume that she’s going to the club either to use coke or she’s already on coke, and no club wants to be associated with that.”
Another Vegas insider in-the-know commented: “A club would want to book her because of the press it would generate right now, but it would never happen because no one wants to jeopardize gaming licensing or liquor licensing.”
Looks like it’s goodbye to six-figure pay checks – at least for now.
Heiress Paris Hilton and her beau, Las Vegas nightclub operator Cy Waits, were arrested late Friday night after police noticed what seemed like marijuana smoke coming from the black SUV driven by Waits.
According to reports, the couple was stopped near the Wynn Hotel. As the police began to perform a search on the Cadillac Escalade, Ms. Hilton said that she needed to use the bathroom; she was then escorted into the hotel. Lt. Dennis Flynn of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department recounts asking Ms. Hilton to place her purse on a table in the security room. The heiress then asked to get lip balm from her purse, and Flynn recounted that “as she began to open it, I saw a small bindle of what I believed to be cocaine in a clear baggy begin to fall from the purse and into my hand.”
When Ms. Hilton was asked by the lieutenant as to who owned the cocaine, the heiress said that she had not seen the cocaine before. She also said that she only borrowed the purse, and that the cosmetics in the purse were not hers. Ms. Hilton did admit to owning the other items in the purse: $1,030 in cash, credit cards, asthma medication, and Zig-Zag wrappers.
Lt. Flynn noted further that Zig-Zag wrappers are commonly used to roll marijuana cigarettes.
David Chesnoff, Ms. Hilton’s lawyer, said in a statement, however, that “this matter will be dealt with in the courts, not in the media, and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law.” Fair enough.