It's been almost ten years later and people still haven't forgotten Paris Hilton's sex tape.
Hilton appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight with her mom to promote her new show, The World According to Paris.
During the interview, Paris talks about the impact her sex video has had on her life:
"I just felt so betrayed, this was not some random guy; this was someone I was with for a few years. now when people look at me, they think I'm something I'm not, just because of one incident one night, with someone I was in love with. I'll have to live with that for the rest of my life and explain it to my children."
Paris can take solace in the fact that tons of other celebrities have had their own intimate photos or videos surfaced.
Also, if Paris is worried about women thinking she's a slut, women pretty much think anyone prettier than them is either a slut or a transvestite. So basically, it's a compliment.
During the interview, Kathy Hilton cried as Paris talked about how this tape has "changed [her] life forever."
As far as her character on The Simple Life, around the time the tape surfaced, Hilton told Hollyscoop:
"…that was just a fun character I made up. I'm a tomboy at heart. I love to go fishing."
While it's hard for me to imagine Paris Hilton reeling in a fish and then gutting it, I can believe her role on The Simple Life was encouraged to be an exaggerated Beverly Hills brat.
Kathy Hilton told Hollyscoop the new reality show is "really real." The World According to Paris premieres on Oxygen Wednesday night at 10pm ET/PT.