If you’re keeping score, it’s Judge 2, Sheriff 0. That’s right, Paris Hilton was ordered to go back to jail, and to appear in person for her court hearing on Friday. The sheriff who allowed Hilton to leave early has had his decision revoked by the judge who originally sentenced her.
So Paris spent this past weekend in prison, and there wasn’t much fanfare. She received a visit from her sister Nicky and her ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos III. Paris got to spend a little time with them yesterday, which has hopefully calmed her down a bit.
Miss Hilton was a basket case this past Friday when a judge ruled that she was to return to prison rather than serve out her sentence under house arrest. And the sheriff wasn’t too happy about being upstaged.
At a press conference last Friday, Sheriff Lee Baca stood up for himself and his department’s decision to free the heiress, noting that she was a low level offender. He wouldn’t comment on the “severe medical problems” that caused her early release, but did say that there needed to be a “a mental health court judge… to deal with cases just like this.”
And other reports seem to corroborate that Paris was indeed mentally unstable. "She cries all day," reported a jail source. "She looks unwashed, she has no makeup and her hair is tangled. She cried audibly through the first two nights."
But justice is tough, even for the rich. "This decision sends the message that no individual -- no matter how wealthy or powerful -- is above the law. Today, justice was served," said the city attorney’s office.
As Paris continues her plight in jail, we’ll have the latest for you.