Friday, June 8, 2007

Paris Going To Court

A sheriff's car picked up Paris Hilton at her home Friday and took her to court for a hearing on whether she should return to jail. As a swarm of media watched, Paris parted ways with her parents, Rick and Kathy Hilton, and her mother told reporters: "It is what it is and it's in God's hands now. It's out of our hands. There's nothing we can do." Asked how her daughter is faring, Kathy said earlier, "She's doing the best she can."

Paris Hilton was seen being handcuffed before getting into a police cruiser and was photographed crying in the backseat as she headed to court. As the gates of the driveway opened, the scene was pandemonium, with the officers on their bullhorns and Hilton's fans screaming. Friday's proceeding was granted by Judge Sauer after the Los Angeles City Attorney requested an emergency hearing to demand that the Sheriff's Department put Hilton back in jail. City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo had accused the department of disobeying the judge's original sentencing orders, which explicitly forbade electronic monitoring. Yet due to an undisclosed medical condition, Hilton was released from Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, Calif., early Thursday and reassigned to home detention after serving just three days of her minimum 23-day sentence.

The heiress was fitted with an ankle bracelet and her original 45-day sentence was reinstated – since she'd enjoy the confines of her Hollywood Hills home instead of a 12-by-8-foot cell – with credit for five days served. Paris’ reassignment sparked outrage across the nation; the L.A. Board of Supervisors alone received more than 500 angry calls, e-mails and faxes by Thursday afternoon. At least two of the supervisors demanded an investigation.


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