Hilton Denies She’s Paid To Party With Billionaire

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July 29, 2010 | 9:55am EST

A representative for Paris Hilton has denied the socialite has been paid $1 million to party with a Malaysian billionaire – insisting they are “friends”.

The hotel heiress has hit headlines in recent weeks as she soaks up the sun in St. Tropez, France with Jho Low and a group of pals.

Hilton has been seen swigging from bottles of champagne and partying on a yacht with the tycoon as she spends her summer relaxing in Europe, sparking speculation she’s receiving a hefty pay cheque to liven up Jho Low’s holiday.

But a rep for the star is adamant the stories are not true, telling New York Post gossip column Page Six, “They are friends. Jho has invited Paris and her sister, Nicky, out to St. Tropez as friends. He has not paid her in any way, although he is extremely generous.”