In her legal papers, Hilton says the items went into a 6,000-sq.-ft. storage unit two years ago when she and her sister, Nicky, moved out of a house that had been burglarized. Hilton claims a moving company was to pay the storage fees. “I was appalled to learn that people are exploiting my and my sisters’ (sic) private personal belongings for commercial gain,” Hilton said in a statement accompanying the lawsuit. She said she feared the information ? which includes credit card receipts and her passport ? could be used “to steal my identity, or even worse, to harass or stalk me.”
The lawsuit alleges that defendants Nabil and Nabila Haniss of Culver City, Calif., paid $2,775 for Hilton’s items and then sold them for $10 million to entrepreneur Bardia Persa, creator of ParisExposed.com.