The feud between Paris Hilton's family and her ex-boyfriend Rick Solomon reached new heights on Saturday (13DEC03), when the hotel heiress' sister NICKY got into screaming match with him.

Solomon recently filed a lawsuit against the family of his sex tape co-star Paris, after they accused him of leaking the amateur film onto the internet.

And when the estranged husband of actress Shannen Doherty bumped into Nicky at West Hollywood hot-spot SHELTER, partygoers say all hell broke loose.

An eyewitness recalls, "Rick confronted her, and they started arguing."

According to American magazine US WEEKLY, DON THRASHER, Solomon's former friend who sold the tape to a porn website for $50,000 (GBP29,411), stepped in to defend Nicky.

After a shoving match between the men, sources say Thrasher shot Solomon with pepper spray, prompting the venue's security men to throw them out onto the street.

18/12/2003 09:29