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Paris Hilton loses inheritance

post #1 of 26
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For those of us who think she has gone to far, I guess her Grandfather did to. I agree with what he did. She was out of control and someone needed to teach her a lesson. Nothing in life is free.

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22157708-2,00.html
post #2 of 26
If that is true, then GOOD. I doubt it will be forever, but it might just teach her the lesson that you need to actually earn your way in life, not just be born into it. Good for him - and extra good for him that he is going to donate over two billion dollars to charity - even if it's his own charity.

Besides, she should profess not to care - she claims she has been independently wealthy for years.
post #3 of 26
From everything being reported her grandfather is selling the Hilton Hotel chain to Blackstone for 2 billion dollars.

It's reported that he's really upset about how Paris has sullied the Hilton name with her behaviour and has not only disinherited her, but all of his other grandchildren too. He said that he doesn't want to leave his money to people who haven't earned it (aka "spoiled brats" as quoted in one article)

So he is donating the money to his charitable foundation for philanthopic purposes, leaving his family to fend for themselves.

Personally I can't say I blame him. You never hear anything positive about the Hilton family. Everything that you hear is surrounded by scandal whether it be an actual scandal or trying to profit off of one (such as her father trying to sell the rights to host a coming out of jail party, or selling her jail story to the highest bidder). Disgusting behaviour.

On a funny note, I found this online:

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=281722

Here is an exerp:

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The Daily Mail reports that Hilton recently made an impromptu performance at a karaoke night in an LA nightclub where she performed her painful rendition of Bette Davis Eyes before launching into her own ‘smash’ Stars Are Blind.

The paper suggested any stars in the crowd would have wished they were deaf instead.

Her close friends report she intends to release a new album soon even though her debut Paris barely made a dint in the charts, with one critic describing her singing as "like (somebody) having an asthma attack".
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post #5 of 26
Yep, a phony story put out by a UK tabloid.
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by katachtig View Post
Too bad. Although I'm surprised that it would've taken this long. If that were my granddaughter, I would have dropped her inheritance when she started the simple life.
post #7 of 26
Blood is thicker than water. I wouldn't disown a grand child unless she did something MUCH worse than what Paris had done.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Blood is thicker than water. I wouldn't disown a grand child unless she did something MUCH worse than what Paris had done.

Family is Family ..... I agree!
post #9 of 26
I could go either way on that. Kind of depends on how she treats her own family.
post #10 of 26
From what I have seen and heard she is VERY close to her family.
post #11 of 26
Why do people think that her grandfather OWES her an inheritance? It's HIS money and he can do what he wants to, with it. Might do her a bit of good, to actually have to WORK for a living.
post #12 of 26
I agree with that statement, but I don't think it's about anybody owing anybody anything. I think it's about family sticking with each other regardless of what happens in public.
post #13 of 26
Hmmm, much worse than what she has done? Videoing herself having sex at that age of 19 and then having it released to the public. Not her fault but pretty racy to start with at that age.

Driving drunk, violating probation, getting caught and photographed with drugs, breaking the law on numerous occasions.... what does she have to do, kill someone with her selfishness and stupidity before her family can be angry at her?

Goodness me, I can tell you, if I EVER got up to the kind of things that she got up to my parents would have called the police themselves.
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Hmmm, much worse than what she has done? Videoing herself having sex at that age of 19 and then having it released to the public. Not her fault but pretty racy to start with at that age.
i would bet you money she allowed that tape out,
just my guess of course,
post #15 of 26
19 is an adult. At that point, the parents shouldn't feel responsible anymore if their child is an idiot or a criminal.
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by ckblv View Post
Blood is thicker than water. I wouldn't disown a grand child unless she did something MUCH worse than what Paris had done.
Agreed. Those are my thoughts as well.
post #17 of 26
I disagree. If you have spoiled, ungrateful children who consistently embarrass you, why should you leave money to them? Just because they were lucky enough that you decided they could be born?

Goodness knows in 99% of other cases parents spend years and years slaving and sacrificing their lives and just about everything else to raise their children. It's just called parenthood - and so why do you owe your children an inheritance? You don't owe them anything - more like the other way around, in fact.

An inheritance is a gift, a privilege, and a compliment. It is not a right you are entitled to just because that's the way you think it should be. If my parents want to go and spend all their hard-earned money before they die they can go for it, I say. They deserve it - it's their money, not mine.

Besides, Paris has not been disowned. That is a different thing altogether.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
If my parents want to go and spend all their hard-earned money before they die they can go for it, I say. They deserve it - it's their money, not mine.

i agree with that.
In fact me and my sister just had a conversation over that subject the other day, when dad went and sold his house, got a new one, and brought a new Truck and some people where complaing about him spending money like that.
post #19 of 26
I believe the expression is `going on a ski trip' - when you spend your kids' inheritance!

Paris, in my opinion, has done `a lot worse' than it looks on the face of it. Before the Paris phenomenon, the Hilton name was respectably associated with a hotel chain, big business, and nothing more. Now, when people hear the word `Hilton' they sneer, and scoff, and think of it with contempt and derision. Now that is a HUGE deal, and one that can only be attributed to Paris and her behaviour. If one member of my family single-handedly managed to change public opinion about my whole family, business and legacy because of their behaviour, you can bet darn sure I'd be furious and sick about it too.

So maybe it's not the sex scandal, the breaking of the law, the drunk driving, the drugs, or the jail term, but the sullying of an old and established family name that was just the last straw for Grandpa Hilton. And fair enough, too.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by katl8e View Post
Why do people think that her grandfather OWES her an inheritance? It's HIS money and he can do what he wants to, with it. Might do her a bit of good, to actually have to WORK for a living.
Problem is, she'd never have to "work"
With her name alone, she makes millions on her own. She's in movies, has a music career, perfume, clothing line.... you name it.... she honestly doesn't need her grandfathers money....... she may WANT it, but doesn't need it.
post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
Before the Paris phenomenon, the Hilton name was respectably associated with a hotel chain, big business, and nothing more. Now, when people hear the word `Hilton' they sneer, and scoff, and think of it with contempt and derision. .
I have an extensive marketing background; most people do not hear the word Hilton and sneer and scoff. Most people really don't care. They might see a Hilton hotel and think of her face for a moment or so, unless they closely follow every media dramatic over blown blitz, most people don't know that much about her other than she is pretty and ditzy.

Besides, yes, she has money (her own money too) and yes, she was born into a family with money, but this Paris person is not a "terrible" person by a long stretch.

If anything, she has brought more business to the hotel chain and more name recognition, as sad as that might sound to you, it is true, and it is simple marketing. Many people hate her, but many people love her too, I hear one of her shows on TV does very well and has quite a following.
post #22 of 26
It is a moot point anywho. Paris has NOT been disowned OR disinherited. That was all just a lie by the tabloids.
post #23 of 26
I didn't even know she was actually a Hilton. I thought it was a made-up stage name.
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by cococat View Post
I have an extensive marketing background; most people do not hear the word Hilton and sneer and scoff. Most people really don't care. They might see a Hilton hotel and think of her face for a moment or so, unless they closely follow every media dramatic over blown blitz, most people don't know that much about her other than she is pretty and ditzy.

Besides, yes, she has money (her own money too) and yes, she was born into a family with money, but this Paris person is not a "terrible" person by a long stretch.

If anything, she has brought more business to the hotel chain and more name recognition, as sad as that might sound to you, it is true, and it is simple marketing. Many people hate her, but many people love her too, I hear one of her shows on TV does very well and has quite a following.
Well you're right about her marketing genius - there is a pretty general consensus that it's her marketing ability is why she is so huge. She certainly doesn't appear to have any talent for, let's say, er, singing
post #25 of 26
Never heard her sing, that would be interesting from the sound of it though!
post #26 of 26
I believe that she has only ONE really maketable skill, and that's only legal in certain counties, in Nevada.
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