Los Angeles: A sobbing Paris Hilton was ordered back to jail a day after her release under house arrest spread outrage over alleged judicial favoritism for the wealthy, court officials have said.
The celebrity socialite, who spent barely over 72 hours behind bars on a 45-day sentence for driving without a permit, was taken back to jail by Los Angeles authorities after the judge who originally sentenced her objected to the release — which had been justified by unspecified “medical reasons.”
Hilton was sobbing as the judge ordered her back to jail to serve out her sentence, CNN reported.
Earlier Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies arrived at Hilton’s West Hollywood mansion where they handcuffed her and hauled her back to court in the back of a police cruiser in tears amid a media frenzy.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Sauer called her back to court as prosecutors pointed out that he had specifically ordered “no electronic monitoring” for Hilton when he sentenced her to jail on 4 May.
According to reports, she was ordered to serve out the remainder of her sentence, which allows that she could be released for good behaviour after 23 days.
Hilton, the multi-millionaire hotels heiress and star of the TV reality show The Simple Life, was sent home to her luxury Hollywood house near Sunset Boulevard early on 7 June after entering prison to start her 45-day sentence on 4 June.