Paris Hilton Busted For Marijuana At World Cup

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa—Socialite Paris Hilton took some of the spotlight from the World Cup after she was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, then had the case dropped at a midnight court hearing.

Hilton appeared in a FIFA World Cup courtroom after being arrested during the second half of a quarterfinal match between Brazil and the Netherlands, won 2-1 by the Dutch, at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

The authorities dropped the charges against Hilton, after her co-accused and a former Playboy playmate of the month, Jennifer Rovero, “acknowledged to be in possession of cannabis, and pleaded guilty,” said Brig. Sally De Beer, a spokeswoman for South African police.

Rovero, 31, from New York, was sentenced to a fine of 1,000 rand ($130) or 30 days imprisonment, De Beer said.

Police said Hilton and Rovero were taken into custody after officers could smell whiffs of cannabis coming from their direction, while they were outside the stadium.

Bodyguards then ushered the two inside the stadium, where police apprehended them, the police said in a statement Friday.

A publicist for Hilton said the incident was a “misunderstanding.”

“Paris Hilton was questioned today by police in South Africa on allegations of smoking marijuana,” a publicist for Hilton, Dawn Miller, said in a statement.

“However I can confirm that the incident was a complete misunderstanding and it was actually another person in the group who did it,” the statement said. “The case has been dropped against Paris and no charges will be made.”

When told the case had been dropped, Hilton said “thank you” and left the courtroom.

Hilton wrote on Twitter later: “Hey guys, there’s a lot of crazy rumors going around. Just want you all to know the truth. Everything is completely fine. I was not charged or arrested, cause I didn’t do anything.”

She said she was helping police with their investigation.

“Everyone was super nice and friendly to me,” Hilton wrote. “I love South Africa! Such an amazing place, especially during The World Cup! Hope that clears everything up.”

Her last Twitter message of the night came at 3 a.m.: “In bed going to sleep, love you guys XO P.”

Hilton was up early Saturday, however, writing just before 8:30 a.m: “Just had a delicious breakfast, now on my way to the hotel gym for a work out!”

Hilton pleaded no contest in 2007 to alcohol-related reckless driving and was sentenced to 45 days in jail. After spending about 23 days in jail, Hilton told U.S. television host Larry King that the experience caused her to re-evaluate the role partying played in her life. She said she wanted “to help raise money for kids and for breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.”

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10 Responses to Paris Hilton Busted For Marijuana At World Cup

  1. Stimpson

    July 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I’m still waiting for the new Paris we were all supposed to see after her jail stint. Does everyone remember how she was going to do all sorts of good work for others?

    • Holte Ender

      July 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

      Smoking a doobie is not that bad Stimp, getting someone else to take the blame is.

  2. The Lawyer

    July 3, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    I think she needs to capitalize on this and make one of her causes the legalization of medical herbage. Half of California has anxiety disorder and a prescription to go with it.

  3. fourdinners

    July 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    And Paris was playing for which country?

    What the fuck has Paris Hilton got to do with The World Cup? Sod all!

    Brazil have gone out to a supurb Holland, Uruguay are on the point of making history, Germany are…er…Germany (I so so hate admiring them but how can you not?)…

    Paris? That’s French ain’t it? Hello world…France got fucked…as…generally speaking on a regular basis on film did Hilton.

    DILLIGAF!!! (Do I Look Like I Give A Fuck – for the uninitiated)

  4. Betty Cracker

    July 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Such language Mr Dinners!

    I want very much to stay at the Paris Hilton, but now that I know there are drug fiends there I might try the Hyatt instead. Eugene says everyone and their brother has stayed in Paris Hilton, and he doesn’t want any part of it.

    He just hates France because they have mimes and quiche.

  5. Mother Hen

    July 3, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I don’t see why she won’t admit it. It isn’t like it is going to lower her IQ after all. Can an IQ even BE a negative number? TITSOMNGAF (That is the sound of me not giving a fuck) I like it because it has TITS in it.

  6. teeluck

    July 3, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I was going to write something smart…but thinking about Paris, I can’t think of anything smart…go figure…

    • Lazersedge

      July 4, 2010 at 12:21 am

      Come on Tee. I thought about doing Paris once but I couldn’t afford the plane ticket to get that high.

  7. Krell

    July 4, 2010 at 1:17 am

    There is something about Paris Hilton that really rubs me the wrong way. It has nothing to do with her intelligence or lack of.

    It is that posed “smirk” that she has perfected. She has a way of posing in front of the camera and giving not a smile or her best sexy face or whatever. It is this smirk that just instantly makes me hate her. She just represents everything that I despise in pop culture.

  8. Korey Wegleitner

    August 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I love Paris a lot, but I think it was kinda mean 2 just like, throw away Nicole Richie.