American media personality and businesswoman Paris Hilton gave separate shoutouts online to Republican and Democratic senators who support the bipartisan Stop Institutional Child Abuse Act.
“To the 10 republican senators co-sponsoring the #StopInstitutionalChildAbuseAct, thank you,” Hilton posted Monday on X. “I am so thankful for you this holiday season.”
Hilton tagged Republican Sens. John Cornyn, Shelley Capito, Katie Britt, Thom Tillis, Tommy Tuberville, Susan Collins, Markwayne Mullin, Cynthia Lummis, Roger Marshall and Pete Ricketts in his post.
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The bicameral billwritten by Cornyn, Tuberville, Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and Rep. Earl Carter, R-Ga., was introduced on April 27. It aims to provide stronger oversight for residential youth treatment programs to identify and prevent child abuse.
In another post, Hilton thanked the seven Democrats for co-sponsoring the bill, which is now in committee.
Hilton, a supporter of the bill since its inception, alleged in a New York Times video op-ed series last year that he was the victim of sexual abuse as a teenager in the ’90s, when he attended a boarding school in Utah.
She said she was the victim of a “parental-sanctioned kidnapping” when she was a misbehaving 16-year-old, with two men dragging her out of her home and into a foster care facility. person.
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“It was very late at night, it was about three or four in the morning, they would take myself and the other girls into this room and they would do medical exams,” Hilton said in the interview. “It’s not even a doctor, it’s a couple of different staff members, where they lie down on the table and put their fingers inside of us.”
Hilton later said that she realized as an adult that it was sexual abuse.
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In an interview with Fox News earlier this year, Hilton said that she “does everything I can to fight for these kids because these are kids who come from families that can’t help and support them, and children from the juvenile justice. system, foster care system.”
“And they don’t have a voice,” he said.
Madeline Coggins of Fox News contributed to this report.