Not originally intended for release,  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. When Hilton stated publicly that she had been "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 In a 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.
Exploring her coddled childhood, her turbulent teens and beyond, This is Paris offers a revealing look at the difference between Hilton's real personality complete with intense anxiety and chronic insomnia and the ditzy celebrity persona she created to protect herself. Some of the more harrowing moments in the film come when Hilton discusses the leak of her now-infamous sex tape. They made me the bad person. The home video was recorded in when Hilton was 19, and leaked by ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon in , after Hilton found success with the first season of The Simple Life.
Among the tried and tested theories in philosophy and economics, the bad penny holds a unique position. Unlike dust, which usually returns to dust and rarely, if ever, is seen again, the bad penny often resurfaces. Quite similar to a Paris Hilton video, which seems to have no expiration date. And so we have another Paris video making its way to YouTube, and various other video sites.