Conrad Hilton to Plead Guilty to Assault for Threatening to Kill Flight Crew
Paris Hilton‘s youngest brother, Conrad Hilton, has agreed to plead guilty to assault for allegedly threatening to kill British Airway flight attendants and calling passengers “peasants” during a flight from London to Los Angeles in July.
He signed the agreement on Tuesday and is due to appear in court on Thursday, though he will not enter a plea at that time, the Associated Press reports.
The misdemeanor charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail, a year of probation and a $5,000 fine, but prosecutors say they will only ask for probation.
Witnesses on the flight say Hilton, 20, screamed profanities at the crew and passengers, including, “I am going to f—ing kill you!” and “I will f—ing own anyone on this flight they are f—ing peasants,” according to a U.S. District Court criminal complaint obtained by PEOPLE.
He allegedly became so enraged that he punched the plane’s bulkhead just inches from a flight attendant’s face.
“I could get you all fired in five minutes. I know your boss,” Hilton reportedly said, according to the complaint. “My father will pay this out, he has done it before. Dad paid $300,000 last time.”
Hilton’s lawyer, Robert Shapiro, has previously suggested that the behavior may have been due to “the effects of a sleeping pill,” according to the AP.