Busted: Paris Hilton Was In On Plane Crash 'Hoax', TMZ Says

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:31:36 UTC by Alan Duke

An Egyptian TV prank show paid Paris Hilton up to $1 million to pretend she was scared she would die when a plane lost its engines over Dubai, TMZ reported Thursday citing documents obtained by the celeb news website.

The documents include an offer to another celebrity -- indicating Hilton was not their first choice -- that read: "We will act as if something is going wrong and ask all passengers to jump off the plane!!! Of course everyone will panic, we'll be having skydivers in disguise with us on board."

TMZ reported just a day earlier that Hilton was planning to sue the production company over the stunt.

The video trended virally around the world with few people expressing skepticism about Hilton's sincere fear -- a testament to her acting ability.

CNN's Jeannie Moos filed this story before it became obvious:

Paris Hilton fell victim to an Egyptian prankster thinking the plane she was on in #Dubai was about to crash. Could she be suing?

Posted by CNN Connect the World on Wednesday, July 1, 2015

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