From public fistfights to hurling abuse: How Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan learned to put the love in hate
A video from November 2006 that was recently posted on social media highlights all the times that Lindsay Lohan contradicted herself when speaking about Paris Hilton
In a world driven by Instagram, 37-year-old hotel heiress Paris Hilton took to the app to label her former bestie Lindsay Lohan a "pathological liar" supplanted with a hashtag and a laughing emoji. Commenting on a fan account, Hilton reignited the mellowed feud once again. The fan account called '@paris2000s' had shared three clips of paparazzi videos of Lohan in the 2000s.
The first video is from November 2006 when Lohan alleged that Hilton hit her before she threw a drink at her and said "It's not okay." The second clip shows the 'Parent Trap' star taking back her allegations as Hilton shouts "Tell them the truth." Passing through the swarming paps, Lohan says they are friends. "Paris is my friend. Everyone lies about everything. She's a nice person... She never did that. She's a good girl." Then the third clip shows Lohan calling Hilton "a c--t" and immediately denying that she ever said that.
Looks like Hilton, who was probably just scrolling through her Instagram when she came across the clip, couldn't help but throw shade at the 'Mean Girls' star who is busy learning new accents in Dubai.
Just last November, Hilton reignited the feud when she was asked about her infamous night with Britney Spears 12 years ago. The same night Lohan told photographers that Hilton is her friend. When Hilton was asked about the night by an MTV Australia host; she said; "It was just Brit and I out, and then she just chased us to the car and got in," adding, "She wasn't invited." When the interviewer mentioned that Lohan appears to be doing well, Hilton giggled, "Yeah... Sure."
A long, long time ago, in the early 2000s, when Hilton was the Hollywood 'It' girl and Lohan was a sought-after actress, the two were known to party together, especially in 2005, after the fallout between Hilton and her then BFF Nicole Richie.
The showdown between the two likely started in May 2006 when Lohan was reportedly linked to Hilton's ex, Stavros Niarchos, an heir to a Greek shipping tycoon.
Following the news, days later, Hilton laughed as Brandon Davis trashed Lohan to the paparazzi. "I think she's worth about $7 million, which means she's really poor. It's disgusting," he said. "She lives in a motel." His trash talking went to the extent of him branding Lohan as a "fire crotch" and questioning "Who would want to f--k her?"
As this went on, Hilton pretended to be taking a call while laughing at everything he was saying. The video went viral and, as damage control, Hilton's publicist, Elliott Mintz, issued a statement. "It is unfair to characterize Brandon's statements as being reflective of Paris' feelings about Lindsay. We're dealing with two different people," her publicist stated.
"It was Brandon who was speaking, of course, there are moments when Paris was laughing, but she never said anything." Mintz added that Hilton "uses her cell phone as a defensive tool" to avoid paparazzi questions. Davis later apologized.
Lohan apparently never watched the video and said would "never see it," in an interview with ELLE that August. She shaded Hilton's sex tape and said; "Obviously, she's very comfortable making videos." Later that year, Lohan claimed that Davis and Hilton prank called her after her interview. She also alleged that the hotel heiress also pulled her aside at a club after she had called Niarchos. Lohan insisted she wasn't in a love triangle, adding; "I would never fight with a girl over a guy. It's bad karma."
In November, the 'Freaky Friday' star called the socialite a "c**" on camera, as seen in the clip that was shared on Hilton's fan page. She instantly denied it saying, "I never said that. I love Paris. Paris is my friend." A week later, Lohan told the reporters that Hilton hit her and threw a drink at her. The very next day, she was spotted with Hilton and Britney, where she clarified that Hilton never hit her and that she's her friend.
Then, in 2007, Hilton and Lohan both got in trouble. Hilton was arrested in May and was sentenced to spend 45 days in jail for violating her probation but she served only five days. Lohan, around the same time, entered rehab. In a June interview on Larry King Live, Hilton said "I have no friends in rehab," when asked about her friends getting help. However, in July, they were seen celebrating July 4 together in Malibu.
By this time, the world had figured that they were not friends. Frenemy was the word to describe their relationship. In 2008, the duo was spotted partying together at the opening of the Apple Lounge. In January 2009, Hilton said in an interview that everything between them was resolved. "I saw her a month ago and she was really sweet and seemed really happy," she told Glamour Magazine. "And we're all adults now." In November 2009, they were even spotted leaving Niarchos' house party at 7 am.
The year 2010 was fairly calm but, in 2011, when Hilton's reality show 'The World According to Paris' debuted, she called Lohan a thief. In the episode, Hilton gave her earrings to a homeless woman who mistook her for Lohan.
Hilton snapped; "If I was Lindsay, I'd be stealing the earrings, not giving them away." At that time, Lohan was serving a sentence in jail for stealing a necklace. Hilton later apologized with a statement; "I apologize to Lindsay for the comment that I made. I was joking around but it was thoughtless and unnecessary." The frenemies made up again and, in July, they were photographed partying at Hilton's house.
In 2013, the frenemies turned staunch enemies when Hilton's younger brother Barron Hilton was attacked. He posted images of his injuries on Instagram and blamed Lohan. Headlines ran wild stating that Lohan was seeking vengeance. Hilton commented on Barron's photo, "They both will pay for what they did. No one f--ks with my family and gets away with it." The attacker was later identified as Ray Lemoine, whose rep confirmed that Hilton brother got physical first after refusing to leave the house.
There are many stories of Hollywood friends-turned-rivals but if there's one that refuses to die down it is the drama between the two former "it" girls who know exactly how to keep the tabloids running. The fact that even the Internet is divided between Hilton fans and Lohan fans stands testimony to their enduring love-hate relationship.