Did the purse belong to Paris Hilton?

paris hiltonRadarOnline.com just recently posted an exclusive article claiming a picture of the purse that Paris Hilton was carrying on the night of her arrest was posted on her Twitter sometime in mid-July. You can read the article here. Several other non-mainstream news sites picked up the story.

At first, I dismissed the article because RadarOnline didn’t bother posting a picture of Paris’ purse when she got arrested so that I can compare it with the one she posted on Twitter. But then, I decided go on TMZ.com and examine the arrest pictures. And I did find a somewhat blurry picture showing her purse.

So now you can compare it with the Twitter.

Many people are saying that Paris said the purse did not belong to her. To be sure, she hasn’t personally said that on her Twitter or to the media, nor do we have a video of her saying it. However, according to a police report, she told police “the purse was not hers, and that she had borrowed it from a friend.” When asked whose cocaine it was, ”she said she had not seen it but now thought it was gum.” This report was written by Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn.

But according to TMZ, she later told her friends that one of her friends recently borrowed the purse and might have placed the cocaine inside. It was reported that she said: ”I had no idea the cocaine was there. I swear on my life.”

Posted: September 2nd, 2010
Comments: 18


From: retrograde
Time: September 2, 2010, 2:14 pm

I don’t think they’re the same purse. The purse Paris tweeted about is brown with a gold/silver chain. The TMZ/arrest photo purse is blue, doesn’t have a chain, and looks shinier (though that may just be from the camera flash). Even if they were/are the same purse DESIGN, that doesn’t mean they’re the same ACTUAL individual purse. Surely Paris’s friends would have many of the same clothes, shoes, bags, etc that she does.

From: retrograde
Time: September 2, 2010, 4:13 pm

Looking even more closely at the bags, it looks to me like the patterns aren’t even the same; neither is the clasp. I rule that this is just another attempt by the haters to make her look guilty when she isn’t.

From: scot
Time: September 2, 2010, 7:55 pm

retrograde, you are aware depending on the time of day, the surroundings and the camera itself, colours can appear different. Not to mention, police lights flash red and blue. Your comment makes me cringe because these are the types of comments that just make Paris fans look pathetic, coming up with really stupid excuses.

I believe it’s the same purse.

From: retrograde
Time: September 2, 2010, 8:21 pm

Like I said in my first comment, the cocaine purse might just seem shinier because of the camera flashes. I’m also aware that the color difference may also be due to the fact that it’s night and due to camera flashes. However to me the clasps look different, and the Chanel logo pattern looks different as well (although I do recognize that it is impossible to be 100% sure either way given how blurry the photo is, but the pattern nonetheless looks different as is). I’m not coming up with excuses, “really stupid” or otherwise. I am merely being observant.

From: T.K.
Time: September 2, 2010, 9:29 pm

It’s weird. It kind looks like they are bags from the same line, but not the same bags. Or something like that.

From: retrograde
Time: September 3, 2010, 5:08 am

Yeah exactly. They are undeniably both Chanel bags (or Chanel knock-offs, lol) and I think they are from the same line. I went on the Chanel website trying to look up their new handbag line but I couldn’t find pictures/info anywhere, lol. It just makes me mad that websites were reporting this as if it were definitive, “haha we just nailed this bitch red-handed” evidence when there’s so much obvious uncertainty. They should have waited to report anything until sending the TwitPic to the police asking for confirmation if it was the same bag or not. If it turns out not being the same bag, if I were Paris I would sue for defamation, but knowing her she probably wouldn’t.

From: Kassidy Morrow
Time: September 3, 2010, 10:34 am

It’s photoshopped! Look at the full picture. The way shes holding the bag, not even possible! You’d be able to see her hand. She’d have to be holding the very edge by her fingertips.

From: admin
Time: September 3, 2010, 10:43 am

Here is the original picture in high quality, but still blurry:

From: retrograde
Time: September 3, 2010, 11:50 am

Looking at the full picture I noticed that the purse seems to be open. If it is open, that might explain why the chain isn’t visible and why the clasps and patterns don’t look the same. I’m still not sure if it being dark out would really make a brown bag look that blue, but I don’t really know. Hmm…

From: thewaymouth
Time: September 3, 2010, 12:33 pm

Good work, admin. They don’t look the same to me.

That makes the Radar story look bad.

Course doesn’t mean she couldn’t own both of them.

Re: ‘photoshopped.’

I can see her thumb in the TMZ photo and in the original.

Re: ‘Your comment makes me cringe because these are the types of comments that just make Paris fans look pathetic, coming up with really stupid excuses.

I believe it's the same purse.’

You can believe what you want to believe, and say what you want to say. So can retro.

5 out of 6 of us here, think there are two bags here. But no, that cannot be, because of course there can be only one opinion that counts, and so you must be right. And all of us must be wrong. Because you know everything. And so you can be as condescending as you want to be about it.

‘Paris fan’ should what? Stop defending her. Buy the media hype and along with the rest of the world, condemn her guilty right now?

Like we should have stopped defending her back in 2007 when the judge screwed her over twice.

Your comment makes me whinge.

From: Cece
Time: September 3, 2010, 2:05 pm

that is definitly the same bag……the fact that people dont think it is, is beyond me. It looks like a different color because of the fact that the chanel logos are sparkly….and its at night with flashes….that would definitly make the logos look different because of the reflection of the sparkles. The full pic makes it even more clear.

Either way, it doesnt matter…its up to the authorities. No need for fighting.

From: thewaymouth
Time: September 3, 2010, 3:45 pm

‘No need for fighting’ you plead, after you first declare it ‘is beyond’ you that anyone could have a difference of opinion that yours. When in fact here it is still 5-2 for Paris. The rest of us who think they appear to be two different bags, are willing to let you have your opinion. But you two know-it-all holier-than-thou’s cannot possibly let us believe any different because you’re so smart.

I don’t give a crap about the logos. They have nothing to do with my determination. The colors of the bag to me have nothing to do with the logos. The Twitter bag looks black. The TMZ bag looks blue.

From: Cece
Time: September 3, 2010, 9:36 pm

obviously you aren’t willing to let me have an opinion because you get defensive and try to fight with people on here. Quit crying. Let me go ahead and get this out as nicely as I can since you obviously arent understanding. That….is…her…bag. That chanel bag is not made in two different colors. It is only made in black. If you knew anything about the chanel collections, then you would know that this bag is from the 2009/10 shanghai paris collection and there is only one bag like it. ONLY IN BLACK. So before you put out your dumb opinions, and start putting down the people that are trying to tell you how dumb you sound…you should probably know what your talking about first.

And tmz already made it clear that she changed her story and already said that she admitted the bag is hers! Your welcome.

From: retrograde
Time: September 4, 2010, 3:53 pm

Cece, there is no need to start calling people dumb. Let’s all try to get along, nothing to get so worked up over.
Thank you for letting us know that there is only one Chanel bag like that. As I said before I tried to look up their collections but I just couldn’t get their website to work for me. Of course just because it’s the same design, still doesn’t necessitate that it’s the same exact actual bag (although it seems unlikely that that wouldn’t be the case). You should keep in mind that TMZ “sources” are about as relilable as Lindsay Lohan showing up to a set on time, so whether or not she actually said that is anyone’s guess, but I wouldn’t be surprised if in all the confusion she simply made a mistake and forgot that the purse she was borrowing from a friend was in fact her own purse to begin with. Which of course will only reflect badly on Paris unfortunately, but what’s done is done. I still don’t believe the coke is hers and even if it is, she shouldn’t go to jail over it, just have to attend drug classes.

From: thewaymouth
Time: September 4, 2010, 5:22 pm

To Cece: No thanks to you.

This is how you opened your first comment: “that is definitly the same bag……the fact that people dont think it is, is beyond me.”

Well, none of is apparently the expert you are on Chanel handbags. Not that I believe you, of course. I don’t know you. So if you are going to state what you say as an absolute fact, surely you can provide online evidence, so where is the link to back up what you say? Again, I am not saying you are wrong, but where is the proof?

Then in your second comment, you pulled the same crap again. “So before you put out your dumb opinions, and start putting down the people that are trying to tell you how dumb you sound…”

There is no end to your appalling gall. But I will thank you for backing up my argument the first time. You can give your opinion, state as even fact. But do so without calling people dumb for stating theirs. Doing that instead tends to annoy people.

What really galls me even more is how you said what you said when you ended the first comment.

You come is saying first off, “the fact that people dont think it is, is beyond me.” Then you say, “No need for fighting.”

You come on like a peacemaker, but only after you’ve insulted one of the parties in disagreement. Now that is arrogance. And that is dumb.

You don’t step into the middle of a fight, look only one of the combatants in the face, tell them, ‘F U. Now, let’s make peace.’ Unless you want to get decked. No one respects that BS.

As for retrograde, instead of calling people dumb, he said let’s not call each other dumb, and get along. He knows how to make peace.

From: thewaymouth
Time: September 4, 2010, 5:37 pm

This is what TMZ wrote on 8.30.10: “Note: Paris has changed her story with friends, saying the purse was hers but had been in the possession of a friend. ”

TMZ does not say that the PD said Paris changed her story. Or give a named source. Doesn’t sound at all ‘made clear,’ does it?

As retrograde commented, “You should keep in mind that TMZ “sources” are about as reliable as Lindsay Lohan showing up to a set on time, so whether or not she actually said that is anyone's guess.”

Notice however retro didn’t call Cece dumb for believing TMZ.

From: Cece
Time: September 4, 2010, 8:34 pm

When i said its “beyond me” , i meant its beyond what i can understand. That doesnt mean im insulting people, that means that i cant explain it, or else i wouldn’t have added lets not fight. I didint come out and say people are dumb, but noooo you jump right in and automaticlly get defensive and start making remarks like how im a know it all and this and that. So yeah obviously im gonna get pissed off, and call you dumb, because trying to start an argument with someone because you dont like what i said…is stupid. Instead of writing your own opinion on here and not worry about others…you pick everyone else’s comments apart and have to comment on them and start an argument. Dont worry about what we say. Its a free country.

And when i say “before you put out your dumb opinions..” I meant you calling me a know it all. If your going to be a hypocrite and get mad at people for insulting you, then dont insult me first.

Look…im not into fighting over the net…its embarrising. Lets just say fuck it, and call it truce. We both got opinons, so this can go on and on. I get what your saying, and im sure you get what im saying. If i offended you, then i apologize.

And if you go on chanel.com…you have to find the shanghai-paris 2009/10 collection of bags, itll be under leather goods or something like that.

From: JWB
Time: September 5, 2010, 10:51 am

If the Las Vegas cops had not seen Paris Hilton in the passengers seat, they would not have pulled the vehicle over. If Cy Waits was the only person in the vehicle, doing whatever! The SUV would not have been stopped at 11:22pm. Paris Hilton is being victimized AGAIN. FUCK, Leave her alone. Wake up USA.