Paris Hilton Released from Jail
Paris Hilton looks none the worse for the wear of three weeks in jail. As TMZ notes, she looks....refreshed.
I don't think the news will be all Paris, all the time tonight. ABC and NBC decided not to do exclusive post-jail interviews after unconfirmed reports that the networks would pay big bucks for the rights to photos from the Hilton family. Instead, Larry King Live will get the "honors."
As for the length of her sentence, as the LA Times reports:
An examination by The Times of seven years worth of sentencing data showed that Hilton's 23-day jail stay was more than five times the average than served since 2002 by those serving time for similar charges.
Meanwhile, the allegations against the City Attorney who asked for her jail sentence and his wife (who drove with a suspended license and no insurance but avoided jail even after being in an accident) continue raise questions about "fairness and hypocrisy" in the LA criminal justice system:
Delgadillo had to weather a storm of criticism and acknowledged in response to inquiries from reporters that his wife had been ticketed for failing to obey a right-turn-only sign while driving her personal car with a suspended license in 2005.
Delgadillo admitted that his wife also had driven his city-owned vehicle with a suspended license. During one personal errand, Michelle Delgadillo damaged the city vehicle, which was repaired at city expense.
It then came out that Delgadillo's wife had a warrant for her arrest on a misdemeanor charge of driving without a valid license in connection with a 1998 Santa Monica traffic citation.
She pleaded no contest last week to driving without a valid license and was ordered to serve a one-year summary probation and pay $431 in fines and penalties.
Delgadillo's troubles continue to mount.
On Wednesday, in response to questions from The Times, he confirmed that he had enlisted members of his staff to run personal errands and baby-sit his children. The city Ethics Commission and the State Bar of California have begun inquiries related to Delgadillo's alleged use of city resources for personal purposes.
TalkLeft's prior coverage of Hilton's jail odyssey is accessible here.
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