American oil heir Brandon Davis has added weight to Paris Hilton's latest videotape scandal by labelling his former friend "a racist idiot".

Davis, the boyfriend of The OC beauty Mischa Barton, tells American gossip magazine NATIONAL ENQUIRER that recent reports of a tape featuring the hotel heiress labelling two black men "dumb n**gers" is true.

Davis says, "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.

"She puts down Jews and other minorities, too. And I'm Jewish. I found it depressing."

After a long friendship since Davis and Hilton were babies, the grandson of oil baron MARVIN DAVIS decided to call it a day.

He explains, "I finally had enough of her attitude six months ago. I don't want anything to do with her.

"She is going to pay a price. Her value as a commodity is severely damaged."

When the reports originally surfaced about Hilton's racist slur last month (SEP04), she released 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."

14/10/2004 17:23