Paris Hilton Knew the Near Airplane Crash Was a Hoax, Was Paid to Participate
As it turns out, Hilton was totally in on the prank, but probably didn’t anticipate how terrifying they were going to make it.
TMZ is reporting that Hilton was in on the hoax, proven by a document obtained by the Egyptian production company who put on the prank. Not only did Hilton know to some capacity that it was a prank, sources say the company probably offered a sum in the million dollar range to the willing participant.
That being said, she wasn’t even their first celebrity choice.
“The company sent the offer to the reps of other American celebs back in March, offering them big money to participate in the prank,” TMZ reports. But Hilton is the only celeb to take the bait.
This is how the document describes the prank:
We will act as if something is going wrong and ask all passengers to jump off the plane!!! Of course everyone will panic, we’ll be having skydivers in disguise with us on board.
We will monitor the funny reactions from our celebrity guest when they fear jumping off the plane.
Dubai official authorities are monitoring this show and providing us with security. If you want to make sure, you can contact the office of crown prince of Dubai, his majesty Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He himself will be supervising the progress of the project.
The video shows the pilots cutting the engines mid-flight, letting the plane dip into a short nose dive. Everyone on board, including Hilton, is screaming, and a couple passengers jump out with parachutes.
TMZ caught up with Hilton and asked her about the prank, and she commented “they went a little too far with their prank. There’s things that are funny but that was not funny–that was terrifying.”
Previous reports by TMZ noted that Hilton was going to sue, but as she says in the video, she doesn’t have any plans to get back at them–yet.