Paris Hilton and former Playboy Playmate Jennifer Rovero found themselves in a World Cup of trouble Friday in South Africa.
Hilton and Rovero were attending the Brazil vs. Netherlands FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match, when they were detained by Port Elizabeth police for possession of marijuana. Authorities questioned the two about allegations they were smoking pot in the stands.
Rovero, 31, pleaded guilty, while Hilton was released.
Paris tweeted a message on Twitter, letting everyone know “everything is completely fine.”
Completely fine for her maybe, but Rovero faces a fine of her own or at least 30 days in jail for the incident.
In 2007, Hilton spent time in jail for violation of probation in an alcohol-related recklass driving charge, and Rovero penned an open letter to the media in defense of her friend.
Jennifer Rovero photos and letter to the media below:
Jennifer Rovero’s Open Letter to the Media:
I would like to address the media regarding one of my dearest friends, Paris Hilton. I have been by her side up until she turned herself over to authorities and the last 24 hours since being put on probation. I was also in the courtroom [yesterday] and saw a judge hand down a sentence that NO ONE in an even remotely similar position would receive!
Sheriff Baca is coming from a place of knowledge with regard to his prisons and his prisoners well-being. We should trust in him. He is a stand up man who was voted into office. He was not being generous. He was being practical and just, and speaking from years of experience on the front lines of L.A. justice. It’s clear as day that her stay has impacted her greatly.
She is a forever changed woman.
The MTV Movie Awards was merely a diversion to be able to surrender in privacy and not stir up any commotion. PERIOD. Jail was on her mind, NOT a celebration!
Also, I would like to set the record straight that there was no party in motion for this weekend. When she was released she was still very upset, to the point of being physically ill — and partying was the furthest thing from her mind. She is a loving and sweet soul with a big heart whose character has been misjudged because she was born into a family of wealth and, yes privilege. Now, I ask you to please stop for a moment and try to analyze why it is that you are so troubled by her?
Surely there is a more just way that she can atone for what she has done and not for who she is.