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Was Paris a Victim of "The Nancy Grace Effect"?

6/14/2007 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

CNN Headline News anchor Nancy Grace has been one of the harshest critics of Sheriff Lee Baca's handling of Paris Hilton, but did she have a hand in getting Paris transferred last night?

Grace slammed Hilton and her "medical condition" on her June 12 show, saying, "I want to find out how attention deficit disorder, mild and very recent depression, dry skin and a bout of claustrophobia can land you in a privileged unit reserved for the acutely medically ill. I don't understand that."

Today, TMZ asked Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore if Grace or any other person in the media had anything to do with the Sheriff's decision. Whitmore told us, "No. The Sheriff, after he gets consultation and receives the best information available, makes the decision."

Hard to blame him if it did though -- Grace can be kind of scary.

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76.

Andrea    

The disgusting behavior of the LA County sheriffs department just got a lot more disgusting.

A poor hispanic mother of 3 was brought to the King Medical Center in LA by her family because she was bleeding to death. The woman laid dying on the floor as staff looked at her doing nothing to help the woman. The janitor simply stepped over her as he mopped up the blood the woman was violently vomiting up. Two people called 911 to tried to get this woman help. 911 simply gave them additudes saying that they were already in the hospital and that 911 was for emergencies only. The womans boyfriend went to the a Sheriff's Deputy in the hospital begging for help as his girlfriend was bleeding to death.

What did the Sheriff's Deputies do? They ran a background check and found she had a probation violation. The Sheriffs department said to bring her in immediately. They went to the dying woman threw her in a wheel chair, pushed her out to the police car ready to bring her to jail. Although she never made it. She collapsed as they were putting her in the car and died.

This is the same Sheriff that let Paris Hilton go home because she was depressed, cold, didn't like the food, and felt like she was "in a cage".

Lindsay Lohan fled the scene of an accident, had cocaine in her car, was driving drunk and was simply booked in the hospital by the police because she had a slight concussion.

If this poor dying woman were a rich, white, celebrity like Paris or Lindsay that would have waited until she recieved medical treatment before taking her to jail! THEY DRAGGED A DYING WOMAN WHO WAS BLEEDING TO DEATH OUT OF THE HOSPITAL AND WAS GOING TO PUT HER IN JAIL FOR A PROBATION VIOLATION WHILE PARIS HILTON IS DOING TIME FOR HER VIOLATION IN THE MED WARD DUE TO DRY SKIN AND SUPPOSED PANIC ATTACKS WHICH ARE PROBABLY JUST TEMPER TANTRUMS!

2586 days ago
77.

Mary T.    

I don't think the Disgraceful....Nancy Grace has that much CLOUT....

2586 days ago
78.

I call bullshit    

Nancy tells it like it is and is not afraid to ask tuff questions- she ROCKS

2586 days ago
79.

Terry    

Amanda
Many are on meds in jail, they are givin their dose each day where they sit.
Not moved to a med ward. Nor do they have personnel doctors at their side to treat them.Nor family visit's seperated from all others. Some of it is to prevent a circus , some is indeed special treatment for the wealthy.

2586 days ago
80.

Machelle    

Piss on you, Nancy

2586 days ago
81.

Whatareyoudoing?    

If Nancy Grace would just stop screaming at anyone who has a difference of opinion, she might get some respect. Just because you are loud, doesn't mean you are correct.

2586 days ago
82.

I love taco bell!!    

OMG Why does this lady look so scary & ugly when talking about this or should i say screaming about this..LMAO

2586 days ago
83.

Paris is a tramp    

#9 you said that Nancy Grace is directly resonsible for a womans death. Are you out of your mind? Nancy Grace did not put that gun in Melinda Duckett's mouth, Melinda Duckett did that all by herself. Nancy Grace didn't ask any different questions of Ms. Duckett than a detective would. If she couldn't handle being questioned about her toddlers disapperance, then she should have not agreed to be interviewed, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. DUH!!!!!!!

2586 days ago
84.

omggggggggggg2    

Why doesn't this woman shut up? I'll never forget her interview with Elizabeth Smart and the stupid questions she was asking her and the girl basically told Nacy to shut the eff up!!!!!!
Stupid woman just has to get in on the "happening" story somehow, i guess. Her ass is no better than the celebrity's she rags on.

2586 days ago
85.

Observer    

I have to side with Nancy Grace on this one. Wealthy people are used to special
treatment and they almost always get it. It is fair? Hell, no! But for the most part,
that's the way it works. Well, maybe not. Many are sick and tired of spoiled
brat rich kids breaking the law and then playing "crybaby" when they are
"surprisingly" held accountable. Paris Hilton didn't go to jail because of her DUI.
She went because she broke probation on her DUI and got sent to the slammer.
And wasn't she driving with her lights off on the "wrong" side of the road when
officers pulled her over. Come on, already. She could have killed someone. The
media should come down hard on these spoiled stars and so should their
employers. I heard that Paris Hilton's agency dropped her. Good for that agency. Send a message to the pampered, spoiled, and drunk. Act like a criminal, get treated like one!

2586 days ago
86.

Pam The REAL Pam    

74. Why nancy graice is not married yet ? I think i have the answer' : she is very hard to deal with ! and in particular with dealing with a partner !!!!! so nancy grace focus in your own personal life !!!!! and do not criticise others life !!

Posted at 3:23PM on Jun 14th 2007 by genny
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Nancy Grace is not married because her Fiance was brutally murdered years ago. She was going to school to be a teacher and changed to law school because of it.

2586 days ago
87.

Paris is a tramp    

Nancy Grace IS a lawyer, she is also a former prosecutor.

2586 days ago
88.

Just the Facts    

I'd rather see Nancy behind bars. I can't believe she has any credibility left. Duke Lacrosse?

I can't stand Paris, but let's be honnest, if she wasn't who she is, she'd be out. As a tax payer, I'm disgusted at the amount of the public's money it is taking to incarcerate Paris to keep people like Ms. Grace happy.

2586 days ago
89.

Valerie    

I'm still trying to figure out if she was so ill that she was sent home, now she's not ill enough so she's sent back to where she was? (kinda).

2586 days ago
90.

nic    

PEople,

Nancy Grace is biased because she was a crime's victim. I don't know if anyone knows this, but her husband was murdered. She came home one evening and found him dead. They've never caught the person who did it. After that , she became a very big victim's rights advocate, got her own show, etc. This is why she is so passionate and fierce about the justice system and criminals getting away with pretty much, anything. I used to, like many of you, wonder where all her aggression and intense anger/harsh verbatim came from. But you have to understand what she's been through and her story behind it. I really like nancy grace, even though I think she can go a bit overboard with her views, I understand it fully.

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