Elliot Mintz and Paris Hilton have parted ways. A few reports indicate Paris fired Elliot for leading her to believe she was still allowed to drive with a suspended license. Elliot issued this statement last night,
The day after the hearing, I sent an e-mail expressing my sadness over the ruling of the judge and the irrational sentence he imposed. In that e-mail I also offered my sincerest apology for any misunderstanding she received from me regarding the terms of her probation. To the extent that I have miscommunicated information I received from her attorneys……I am deeply and profoundly sorry. I told her that I assume personal responsibility for my part in this matter. I believe when stated in court that she believed it was o.k. for her to drive under certain circumstances she was being absolutely truthful. Due to this misunderstanding, I am no longer representing Paris. For the record, I have nothing but love and respect for Paris and her family. Paris is a wonderful person and does not deserve the punishment that was handed down by the court. I only wish her my best.
Now that Paris is without a publicist, I have prepared flash cards to aid in future inquiries. There are only four of them and they read: “There is no truth to that story.”, “No comment.”, “I do not talk about Paris Hilton’s personal life.”, “I don’t know. They say I’m legally retarded.” The fourth one is what I like to call a trump card.