Here is Paris Hilton’s newest booking photo. Looking especially wonk-eyed, I see. I imagine that as she gets more coked up, her left eye gets even more and more squinty. Anyway, Paris was arrested Friday night in Las Vegas on charges of possession of cocaine. Her lawyer David Chesnoff (Us Weekly says his name is “Chernoff” but I think they‘re wrong) released this statement on Saturday:
“Paris Hilton was released this morning on her own recognizance. This matter will be dealt with in the courts not in the media and I encourage people not to rush to judgment until all of the facts have been dealt with in a court of law. There will be no interviews and no more comments at this time.”
TMZ also reports on Paris’s defense strategy thus far – apparently, Paris told the Vegas cops that the coke purse was not hers. So… yes, there was cocaine in the purse, but the purse was not hers, even though the purse probably contained Paris’s ID, and was probably sitting in her lap. This strategy still isn’t as good as Lindsay Lohan’s coke pants argument, as in “These pants that I’m wearing that have a vial of cocaine, they’re aren’t mine.” TMZ also has some grainy video of Paris’s arrest in Vegas. Also, Gawker pointed out something strange yesterday: while Paris was being arrested and briefly held in Las Vegas, someone was tweeting for her. Her Twitter feed has, like, no relation to what was actually going on at the time of her arrest. Weird.
Here’s Cy Waits, Paris’s boyfriend, who was also arrested. This is his mug shot. Can I admit something horrible? This guy isn’t bad looking. He’s definitely a step up, in the looks department, from that other douche, WhatsHisFace Budget Ryan Reynolds… Doug Reinhardt.