On the subject of Paris Hilton’s recent release from jail, Entertainment Tonight reports:
L.A. County Sheriff Spokesperson STEVE WHITMORE told reporters that due to “medical issues,” the heiress had been “reassigned” at about 2:00 a.m. Thursday and would finish out her sentence on house arrest….
Sources close to the Hilton family tell ET the medical reason was actually a rash she developed on her body.
Mention of a bodily rash provides support for this ATL reader comment:
My friend’s brother (who works with [Sheriff Lee] Baca’s assistant sheriffs) told me that Paris was released due to a severe, “stress-induced” herpes outbreak. He also said that he heard that the blisters had apparently spread to her anus and had taken on abcess-like features that required more serious medical attention. Thus, after taking into account jail overcrowding, the increasing liability that Paris presents, and Paris’s lesions, all things weighed in favor of her being put on home confinement.
Was a case of anal herpes a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for Paris Hilton?
More discussion, after the jump.
There is, it should be noted, a split of authority on this whole rash rumor. From TMZ.com (which has quickly become an authoritative source within the world of celebrity gossip):
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Paris Hilton’s medical condition was purely psychological and that she was in peril of having a nervous breakdown, and that’s why she was released early this morning….
The reason for releasing her had nothing to do with a rash or other physical issues. It was purely in her head.
It’s worth noting that even if prison was rough for Paris Hilton, she reportedly received the red carpet treatment inside the big house. From the New York Post:
Hilton skipped a humiliating cavity search routinely done on all incoming prisoners, sources said.
“Paris didn’t have to go through the cavity search. When bent over, she didn’t have to cough,” said Saul Reyes, who does maintenance at the women’s jail as part of a work-release program.
“She didn’t have to spread ‘em.”
Because, of course, she already has — for millions and millions of satisfied viewers….
Paris Hilton Goes Home [Entertainment Tonight]
Paris’ Medical Condition — Mental, Not Physical [TMZ.com]
Paris Bawls in Jail [New York Post]
Earlier: Breaking: Paris Hilton Has Checked Out of Jail