Paris thrown behind bars again

Los Angeles:

Screaming and crying out for her mother when she was ordered back to jail, Paris Hilton’s cool, glamorous image evaporated as a judge ruled she must serve out her entire 45-day sentence behind bars rather than in her Hollywood Hills home.

“It’s not right!” shouted the weeping Hilton in court on June 8.

“Mom!” she called out to Kathy Hilton, who also was in tears.

The 26-year-old hotel heiress tried to move toward her parents but was firmly steered away by two sheriff’s deputies, who held her by each arm and hustled her from the courtroom.

Hilton had been brought to court, handcuffed and crying, in a sheriff’s car that picked her up from her home. She was escorted into cou-rt dishevelled, without makeup, hair askew and face red with tears.

Superior Court Judge Michael T Sauer was apparently unmoved by the pleas of Hilton’s three lawyers to send her back to home confinement due to an unspecified medical condition. He ordered Hilton returned to a Los Angeles County jail to serve out the remainder of her 45-day sentence for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

The judge gave no explanation for his ruling. But his comments throughout the hearing showed he was affronted by county Sheriff Lee Baca’s decision to set aside his instructions and release Hilton after three days in jail to finish her time in her home.

Her lawyers said the reason for her release was an unspecified medical condition. The judge suggested that could be taken care of at jail medical facilities. Following the hearing, Hilton was taken to a correctional treatment centre at the Twin Towers jail for medical and psychiatric examination to determine which facility she will be held in, said sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.

When the judge announced his decision to return her to jail, Hilton screamed.