Having just finished Neil Strauss’s expose into the pick-up artist (PUA) community, naturally I’ve been exploring all things PUA and all things Strauss.
His latest book is a bunch of factoids/perceptions from famous people, called “Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness.”
One of those famous people?
Paris Hilton. And she’s suing Strauss, calling his portrayal “absolutely untrue and ridiculous”.
Strauss includes a cartoon of supposed Paris quotes. Ostensibly Strauss interviewed the heiress in 1999 and the book contains his actual impressions, including some controversial statements about the socialite’s lovelife.
Here’s what the Toronto Sun has to say about the image:
Paris Hilton has instructed her attorneys to take legal action against an author who has accused the heiress of making racist comments in an interview – calling the allegations “absolutely untrue and ridiculous”.
. . .
But a representative for Hilton is adamant the socialite never made the remarks featured in the book and she’s now consulting her lawyers.
A statement from Hilton’s spokesperson reads, “These allegations are absolutely untrue and ridiculous. We have sent these claims to Miss Hilton’s lawyers to respond further. It’s another example of someone making false claims for financial gain.
Right. Celebrity socialite famous for wild behavior is angry that a journalist either drew the wrong conclusion or figures all press is good press. Dog bites man.
Here’s the fun part. Check out this blog’s take: A “guess the truth” checklist of which are actual allegations against Paris Hilton and which are fabricated on the spot by the blogger’s imagination.
Spoiler alert: This one is completely, 100% fabricated. But delightful to remember to make light of even those serious allegations against you — because sometimes we all misbehave, and, when you’re born into the spotlight, some people’s misbehavin’ is more public than others.
From someone who once actually plead innocent to charges of cocaine possession on the grounds that she thought the white powder in her purse was gum?
Don’t hate the player. Hate the game.