Paris Hilton is shocked by the press' reaction to her jail sentence - insisting reporters should be concentrating on the war in Iraq rather than on her misdemeanors.
The hotel heiress was sent back to Los Angeles' Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California on Friday to finish the 45-day sentence she began on Sunday night - after a judge reversed the decision to allow her to complete the sentence under house arrest.
In a statement issued through her lawyer Richard Hutton, Hilton says, "I was shocked to see all the attention devoted to the amount of time I would spend in jail."
"I would hope going forward that the public and the media will focus on more important things, like the men and women serving our country in Iraq and other places around the world."
Sister Nicky and ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos visited Hilton yesterday at the Twin Towers Correction Facility's medical ward for 30 minutes - the star's first callers since her re-admission to jail.
Nicky reassured the waiting press her older sister was coping with the sentence, saying, "She's being strong."