After what was described as a difficult first night in the Twin Towers jail medical ward during which Paris was described as "despondent" and "fragile," she finally released a statement this afternoon. She's remained pretty quiet during this whole mess, but apparently she felt it was time to speak, or at least have someone translate her thoughts into a carefully worded statement. It read:
"Today I told my attorneys not to appeal the judge's decision. While I greatly appreciate the Sheriff's concern for my health and welfare, after meeting with doctors I intend to serve my time as ordered by the judge.
This is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. During the past several days, I have had a lot of time to reflect and have already learned a bitter, but important lesson from this experience.
As I have said before, I hope others will learn from my mistake. I have also had time to read the mail from my fans. I very much appreciate all of their good wishes and hope they will keep their letters coming.
I must also say that I was shocked to see all of the attention devoted to the amount of time I would spend in jail for what I had done by the media, public and city officials. I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things, like the men and women serving our country in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world."
Could it be that Paris is finally sick of attention? Is Paris really a changed woman? I guess we'll just have to wait and see.