Hilton Hotel Heir Ordered To Rehab

By Victoria Kim 02/02/16

The hotel heir has been spared jail time...again.

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Conrad Hilton has been ordered to attend a substance abuse treatment program for at least 90 days after he violated his probation stemming from a meltdown on a British Airways flight in July 2014.

Hilton, the 21-year-old brother of Paris Hilton and great-grandson of hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, was supposed to keep out of trouble after his outburst on a flight from Los Angeles to London. During the flight, he called passengers “peasants,” accused the flight crew of “taking the peasants' side,” and threatened to kill the flight attendants. His behavior was so erratic that the crew ultimately had to handcuff him to his seat after he had passed out, according to the Daily Mail.

He later admitted to smoking pot in the bathroom on the flight, and reportedly voluntarily checked into rehab after the incident.

Since that time, however, Hilton has continued to violate the terms of his probation. He has not only failed drug tests and failed to complete three treatment programs, but was arrested last June for breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Hunter Salomon, who had a restraining order against him. He also left California without getting permission from his probation officer.

Authorities thought it would be a fitting punishment to put him behind bars for 60 days for all the law breaking, but a judge denied the request, sparing him jail time. Instead, in addition to attending mandatory treatment, Hilton’s probation was extended for another three years.

Hilton was originally charged with a felony for threatening the flight attendants and interfering with the crew, but had that dropped to a misdemeanor assault charge after he entered a plea deal, according to the Daily Mail. The prosecution agreed to recommend to the judge that Hilton get probation, not jail time. The initial felony charge carried a maximum jail time of 20 years. A misdemeanor charge only carried jail time up to six months.

Hilton was ultimately sentenced to 750 hours of community service for the flight meltdown. He was also required to pay a $5,000 fine and undergo mental health and substance abuse treatment. At the time, he was put on probation for three years and was ordered to avoid alcohol or drug use.

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