Paris Hilton has been branded a racist by her former friend. Brandon Davis, who fell out with Paris earlier this year, claims the hotel heiress regularly refers to black people as "ni****s" and is forever using racial slurs against other ethnic minorities. Davis, who dates 'The O.C.' star Mischa Barton, is quoted by America's National Enquirer magazine as saying: "She was forever using the 'N-word.' I told her not to use it. It was offensive. But she just laughed. She is a racist, plus an idiot. Every black person she referred to was a 'ni****'. " Davis said he ended his friendship with the reality TV star because of her attitude. He added: "She uses the word all the time, and I've known her all of her life. It's 'ni**** this' and 'ni**** that.' She's a disgrace. She is a racist! "She puts down Jews and other minorities, too. And I'm Jewish. I found it depressing. I finally had enough of her attitude six months ago, and I finished with her. I don't want anything to do with her. I don't need anything from her. She is no longer my friend. She's just not a nice person."

It was recently reported that Paris used racial slurs in a new 12-hour videotape, in which she stars, by allegedly calling two black men "dumb ni****s".

However, although she has not denied using the word, she did issue a statement saying: "Anyone who knows me knows that this is not me.

I love everybody and am not a person who discriminates against anyone - ever."

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