Los Angeles, CA (O! Online) – Paris Hilton has apparently taken off the gloves in her legal disputes with diamond heiress Zeta Graph. Today in Los Angeles, her defense team has filed suit against Washington political mover and shaker, and “Bush’s Brain” Karl Rove and his fledgling Hollywood consulting firm.
Hilton is now publicly recanting admissions that she made in court documents as to planting stories in the New York Post in regards to Graph. Hilton’s former publicist Rob Shuter has admitted under oath to planting the false stories on behalf of Hilton. He has stated that he listened carefully, took notes, and then made a call to the Post. He now admits that he cannot be certain if the anonymous source at the other end of the line may not have been Mr. Rove or possibly one of the staff in his employ.
Shuter admitted that the connection was not good and that he may have gotten some of the quotations wrong. One such quote which he alleges may now have come from Karl Rove and originally reported in the New York Post was: “It’s one thing to lose your boyfriend to Paris Hilton – it’s another to find her wearing your family jewels.” Shuter now acknowledges that the “anonymous source” might have actually said: “It’s one thing to lose your boyfriend to Paris Hilton – it’s another to find her doing his family jewels.”
Graff took legal action last summer after a story appeared in the New York Post accusing her of attacking Hilton in a London nightclub.
While Mr. Rove could not be reached for comment, staffers admitted that his consulting firm was now branching out into Hollywood clientele in an effort to transition business in anticipation of Patrick Fitzgerald’s ongoing investigation of the Valerie Plame leak.
Hilton stated, “I am the victim here. I have been victimized by bad advice. Everything that I have done I have done on the recommendations of Karl. I mean, honestly, do I look smart enough to have come up with all of this on my own?”
“Hilton will learn a valuable lesson about what happens when you try to have another person’s reputation ruined by Karl Rove,” Graff told reporters.
White House spokesperson Scott McClellan stated that Mr. Rove had assured the president that he was in no way involved with the defamation of Graff, and was continuing to devote his talents and energies full-time to Mr. Bush. McClellan refused to deviate further from his prepared statement, stating once again that it was administration policy not to comment on any of thousands of ongoing investigations.