Hilton Website Shut Down
LATEST: A website featuring PARIS HILTON's personal belongings was shut down yesterday (30JAN07) after the hotel heiress slapped the operators with a federal lawsuit.
Parisexposed.com launched on 23 January (07) and allowed visitors to view the STARS ARE BLIND singer's medical records, personal diaries and home videos for a fee.
The site claimed the items were auctioned off after Hilton failed to pay the rent on a Los Angeles-based storage container.
In a lawsuit filed Monday (29JAN07), Hilton claimed the items were put in storage two years ago when she and her sister moved house after being burglarised and that the moving company was told to pay the storage fees.
Hilton's lawyer, GREGORY KORN said she could be in danger because some of the personal information, such credit card receipts and Hilton's passport, could be used to steal her identity or provide information to potential stalkers.
The lawsuit alleged defendants NABIL and NABILA HANISS of Culver City, California paid $2,775 (GBP1,500) for the items which were then sold to BARDIA PERSA for $10 million (GBP5.25 million), who created Parisexposed.com.
Hilton's publicist ELLIOTT MINTZ claims the dispute is not over adding, "She wants her things back. Her possessions are still in the hands of strangers."