Paris Hilton Marijuana Case Dismissed
Celebutante Paris Hilton was arrested after a World Cup match in South Africa on Friday only to be released without charge.
Hilton was arrested on charges of suspicion of possession of marijuana outside the Nelson Mandela Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on Friday after the Brazil-Netherlands World Cup quarter-final game.
Hilton had been attending the match when she was escorted by police at around 8 PM local time to the Mount Road Police station in St. Croix. She arrived at a special court hearing looking tense and wearing a beige cardigan and green trousers before being released from custody — with the apologies of the court.
“Paris Hilton was questioned today by police in South Africa on allegations of smoking marijuana. However I can confirm that the incident was a complete misunderstanding and it was actually another person in the group who did it,” a publicist for Hilton said. “The case has been dropped against Paris and no charges will be made. The authorities have apologized for wrongfully accusing her since she had nothing to do with the incident.”
The star herself hit Twitter this evening to clear up the arrest report lighting up the blogosphere.
Paris Tweeted: “Everything is completely fine. I was not charged or arrested, cause I didn’t do anything,” she wrote. “I was assisting the police with the investigation and answering their questions. Everyone was super nice and friendly to me. I love South Africa! Such an amazing place, especially during The World Cup! Hope that clears everything up.”.”
Written by Castina on July 2nd, 2010 | Tagged as: Paris Hilton