June 16, 2006 07:15:25 GMT
A TMZ staffer says he saw Paris Hilton sharing a joint with a friend.
Paris Hilton smokes marijuana? Why not? The hotel heiress was spotted at Pink Elephant nightclub in New York City at 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Sitting there with her friends, an onlooker who sat two tables away from her saw her hold something white in her hands as she turned her back to the main room.
Afterwards, the eyewitness who happened to be a TMZ staffer, saw her turned back and a female friend leaned down, took what appeared to be a fat, hand-rolled cigarette and lit it. The TMZ staffer then saw the friend take two hits and hand it over to Paris who then took a hit herself and handed it back to the friend.
The source says he smell marijuana. That's not all, on June 3, TMZ cameraman Josh Levine got a shot of Paris driving up to a Hollywood nightclub smoking something. And when she suddenly noticed TMZ's camera, Paris nervously began applying make-up. Her publicist, Elliot Mintz, told TMZ that the star rolled her own cigarettes.
As for the incident at the Pink Elephant, Mintz told TMZ, "I was not there so there is no way I can comment. I have a call into Paris right now", whereas rep from Pink Elephant said "no comment."