Sunday, September 4, 2011

Drug Charges Against Paris Hilton Dropped In South Africa

The marijuana case against socialite Paris Hilton has reportedly been dropped by a South African court. Read more on this story below.
Paris Hilton appeared late Friday in the courtroom after being arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession while watching a match between Brazil and the Netherlands.
Authorities dropped the charges against Paris after her friend, Jennifer Rovero, “acknowledged to be in possession of cannabis, and pleaded guilty,” said Brig. Sally De Beer, a spokeswoman for South African police.
Jennifer Rovero, 31, of New York was sentenced to a fine of $130 or 30 days in jail.
Paris’ publicist 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 later posted on her Twitter about the incident: “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.”


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