Paris Hilton is linking up with none other than Danielle Bregoli — AKA Bhad Bhabie — over an issue that’s near and dear to both lately … alleged abuse at troubled teen camps.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, Paris has been in contact with Danielle recently about the prospect of teaming up and working together to spread awareness about Breaking Code Silence — an organization advocating for survivors from these types of facilities.
We’re told Paris DM’d Danielle shortly after DB released her own testimonial about what she claims she experienced at Utah’s Turn-About Ranch — a youth facility she went to after her time on Dr. Phil‘s show way back in 2016 … which she described as a nightmare.
ICYMI … Danielle claimed she was subjected to cruel treatment and what she describes as child abuse via alleged sleep deprivation, malnutrition, unsanitary conditions and more. Danielle went on to allege other teens went through similar issues at Turn-About, including a girl who filed a lawsuit claiming she’d been sexually assaulted by the staff.
Of course, Paris has been beating the same drum — having partaken in a documentary alleging abuse at Utah’s Provo Canyon boarding school, and recently testifying in support of a Utah state bill to ban mistreatment at youth facilities.
That bill was signed into law, and Paris was there for that as well. So, with that in mind … it makes sense she’d want to get on board with Danielle’s campaign too.
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As for exactly how they’re going to work together, we’re told that’s still being discussed. However, Paris is making it clear she fully backs Danielle, telling TMZ … “I support all survivors who share their personal experiences within the Troubled Teen Industry and I am proud of Danielle for using her voice and her platform. It is wonderful to see more public voices take on this Industry.”
Paris also supports Danielle’s efforts to get Dr. Phil not to place kids at Turn-About Ranch. She says, “People look up to Dr. Phil and I want to make sure the show is accurately portraying these residential facilities to desperate families and not continuing to spread the false narrative that these places heal kids.”
Phil addressed Danielle’s claims a few weeks ago when he was on Ashleigh Banfield‘s show. He said if Danielle has an issue with her treatment at Turn-About, she should file a complaint with law enforcement. Danielle released a video Wednesday responding to Phil’s interview.
BTW, we’ve reached out to Turn-About regarding Danielle’s claims … so far, no word back.