Paris Hilton fires manager for jail sentence
Paris Hilton has parted company with her long-time manager who she blamed for the events that led to her jail sentence for driving on a suspended license, reports said Monday.
The celebrity socialite was handed a 45-day stay in prison after a dramatic Los Angeles court hearing on Friday where she was found to have violated her parole for drink-driving by twice taking to the wheel while banned.
Hilton, 26, testified that she had only been driving on the advice of her manager Elliot Mintz, who she claimed had told her she was allowed to drive and that police officers who had stopped her must be mistaken.
In a statement reported by celebrity website TMZ.com, Mintz said he accepted the blame for the "misunderstanding" which means the Hilton hotel heiress will spend over six weeks in jail starting from June 5.
Mintz said in the statement he had sent an email to Hilton "offering my sincerest apology for any misunderstanding she received from me regarding the terms of her probation."