Paris Ordered to Stay Away from L.A. Man
Paris Hilton was the subject of a restraining order issued on Tuesday by a Los Angeles court commissioner, legally calling for the Simple Life star to steer clear of an event producer who claimed she threatened and harassed him.
Superior Court Commissioner Tim Murphy approved the order after Brian Quintana, 37, testified that Hilton, 24, shoved him on at least three occasions and badmouthed him, the Associated Press reports.
According to his testimony, Quintana met Hilton a few years ago on the Hollywood party circuit. He said that he became friends with Stavros Niarchos III in September 2004, introduced him to Hilton and the two started dating.
Quintana said his relationship with Hilton soured after she interrupted a conversation in which Quintana was urging Niarchos to reconsider dating her. Quintana filed a police report and a request for a restraining order Dec. 29.
Hilton was not in court. Her spokesman, Elliot Mintz, told reporters after the hearing: "I've known Paris and worked with her, and the kind of person that was described on the stand this afternoon doesn't resemble the woman that I know."
Hilton's lawyer Howard Weitzman told Reuters that the ruling was also a victory for Hilton, because she wants nothing to do with Quintana. "This individual is meaningless in her life, and from her perspective ... he's continued to harass her and insinuate himself into her life. And she'd like him out of it, so we offered to do that," he said.