Judge Judy: 'Hilton Deserved Jail'
Socialite Paris Hilton was rightly jailed for violating probation, according to TV star JUDGE JUDY SHEINDLIN.
The heiress is serving 45 days after she was caught driving with a license that had been suspended after her arrest for driving under the influence in 2006.
Los Angeles authorities have been accused of treating Hilton harshly - but the star of Judge Judy, herself a former family court judge, insists her sentence was fair.
She told talk show host Larry King last night (18Jun07), "When a judge says to somebody, 'I'm going to give you an opportunity to remain free - you committed a crime.' In this case, she was driving while intoxicated and endangered a lot of people. 'But I'm going to give you a chance to stay out of jail, even though I could put you in jail for what you did, but you have to abide by these rules.' And she breaks the rules.
"Paris Hilton is a criminal - a little criminal, but a criminal."