Sorry Paris — You already told us that the purse is yours!
Well — there goes that defense.
A TwitPic posted by heiress Paris Hilton earlier this summer seems to dispel the socialite’s assertion that she “borrowed” an expensive clutch that contained the .08 gram of cocaine that could send her to a Nevada prison.
On July 15, Paris Tweeted this photo of a new Chanel purse — which at first glance appears to be identical to the one she was carrying when she was arrested on cocaine possession charges in Vegas last weekend. This could throw a monkey wrench in Paris’ original defense that the handbag did not belong to her. After the cocaine discovery, Paris told Vegas cops that the purse wasn’t hers and claimed that she’d borrowed it from a friend because it matched her outfit….
When asked the drugs were hers, Hilton allegedly told police “she had not seen it but now thought it was gum.” Since we all know how often gum comes packaged in a clear baggy. (Insert eye-rolling here.She did claim a broken tab of Albuterol, a prescription asthma medication, as well as credit cards and $1,300 in cash found inside the purse to be hers. Paris later changed the story and claimed that the purse was hers but that it had been in the possession of a friend.
In related news, Hilton’s recent arrest might have gotten banned from staying at two Wynn resorts in Sin City – The Wynn and The Encore — but they’ll always be a room for her at the chain that bares her name.
“She has been a guest here many, many times and we would always welcome her back,” Las Vegas Hilton spokesman Ken Ciancimino tells PEOPLE. “The history between Paris and this property is long, indeed… we here at the Hilton certainly wish Paris the best and hope that she gets through any and all of her difficult times.”
On Wednesday, Wynn spokeswoman Jennifer Dunne told The Associated Press that Paris won’t be allowed at any of the Vegas Wynn properties anymore following her arrest for investigation of felony cocaine possession.