1 Night in Paris

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This article is about Paris Hilton's sex tape. For the Depeche Mode French concert film, see One Night in Paris.
1 Night in Paris
DVD cover for 1 Night in Paris
Directed by Rick Salomon
Produced by Rick Salomon
Starring Paris Hilton
Rick Salomon
Cinematography Rick Salomon
Distributed by Red Light District Video
Release dates
  • June 15, 2004 (2004-06-15)
Running time
62 minutes
Country United States
Language English

1 Night in Paris is a 2004 pornographic video depicting Paris Hilton having sexual intercourse in 2001 with Rick Salomon. Not originally intended for release,[1] it was filmed primarily with a single, stationary, tripod-mounted camera using "night vision." However, a handful of scenes were filmed indoors without night vision.


The video is one of the more explicit celebrity sex tapes, showing vaginal penetration, cunnilingus and fellatio with full cum shot. The video also features Hilton interrupting sex to answer her mobile phone, which led to a number of parodies.


The video was released by Salomon shortly before Hilton's TV series The Simple Life debuted, causing a media sensation. When Hilton stated publicly that she was "out of it," didn't know what she was doing during the taping of the video and did not approve its public release, Salomon sued Hilton for defamation. Hilton then countersued Salomon over the release of the tape, settling out of court in July 2005. According to reports, Hilton was awarded as much as $400,000 and planned to donate a percentage to charity.[2]

In a 2006 interview with the British edition of GQ magazine, Hilton stated: "I never received a dime from the video. It's just dirty money and (Salomon) should give it all to some charity for the sexually abused or something. To be honest, I don't even think about it any more."[3]

The original video, and copies of the DVD, are still circulating on the Internet and can be legally seen on several sites. The video received the AVN Awards in 2005 for "Best Selling Title of the Year," "Best Renting Title of the Year" and "Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project." The DVD titled 1 Night in Paris is distributed by Red Light District, a production company that produces and distributes higher-end pornographic videos. The video has since been purchased by Vivid entertainment; it is owned, promoted, and sold exclusively by them on their portal.[4]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Paris Hilton on sex tape: 'I'll never be able to erase it'". https://cnn.com. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Serpe, Gina (January 30, 2007). "Paris Sues to Cover Exposure". E! Online. Retrieved February 1, 2007. 
  3. ^ Morgan, Piers (September 1, 2006). "When Piers met Paris". GQ. Archived from the original on August 6, 2010. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  4. ^ Entertainment, Vivid (April 1, 2010). "Night In Paris Hilton". Vivid. Retrieved August 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ "AVN AWARDS PAST WINNERS". AVN. Archived from the original on April 25, 2009. Retrieved March 7, 2009. 
  6. ^ David Sullivan (June 7, 2008). "2008 F.A.M.E. Winners Announced at Erotica LA". AVN. Archived from the original on June 9, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2008. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Thomas Fahy: One Night in Paris (Hilton): Wealth, Celebrity, and the Politics of Humiliation, In: Ann C. Hall and Mardia J. Bishop (Ed.): Pop-Porn. Pornography in American Culture, Praeger 2007, ISBN 978-0-275-99920-9, p. 75-98

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