A calling card service is fueling the Firecrotch feud.
SpoofCard.com, which allows users to change how their name shows up on other people's caller ID display, announced that it has terminated Paris Hilton's account for using its service to "obtain unauthorized access to voicemail accounts on a national mobile telephone network." Hilton and many of the other 50 customers whose accounts were terminated as well as the victims of the hacking, were celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan.
"SpoofCard.com confirmed that Paris Hilton was among the terminated customers, and that Lindsay Lohan was among those whose voicemail accounts were broken into," reads the statement on the company's website. While the wording implies that Hilton hacked into Lohan's account, SpoofCard doesn't directly accuse the heiress -- or her cronies -- of targeting her former friend.
"A close reading of the press release and the comments do not accuse Paris of violating Lindsay's voicemail," responds Hilton's rep Elliot Mintz. "She has not been accused of that. I find the statements by Spoofcard to be somewhat ambiguous and misleading. Also, historically, I can't think of anyone in America who has suffered more public humiliation over the invasion of her privacy as it pertains to communications devices than Paris Hilton."
In 2004, Hilton's private info -- including her address book listing the numbers of numerous celebrity friends -- from her Sidekick was leaked onto the Internet, causing a public furor and forcing many stars to change their numbers after receiving numerous calls from strangers.
The Hilton-Lohan cyber war began in July when the "Mean Girls" star's publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik told Page Six that a mysterious miscreant sent "disgusting and very mean messages that everyone thought were coming from Lindsay. They weren't. We now have her lawyers looking into it. Some people think Paris may have been involved because the wording of the messages sounds very familiar."
Since a sample of the "wording" wasn't released, it's not certain if these messages are similar to things Hilton has said to Lohan in the past or whether they're similar to Brandon Davis' infamous drunken diatribe in which he coined the moniker "Firecrotch." If the latter is the case, any number of people who've seen the TMZ.com video could be guilty.
In a recent Elle magazine interview, Lohan hinted that in a recent spate of prank calls she received, "[The callers would] be screaming and saying stuff that was said in the Firecrotch video."
SpoofCard accounts also allow its users to change their voice and record calls. The company states that it is "committed to working with law enforcement and industry groups to end harassing and illegal use of caller ID spoofing technology. In this case, it will cooperate with any law enforcement inquiry into possible violations of the Federal Stored Wire and Electronic Communications Act involving unauthorized access to voicemail boxes."
Hilton has been enjoying her first foray into the Billboard Hot 100 with her reggae-inglected single "Stars Are Blind," from her debut album "Paris," which just dropped Tuesday (Aug. 22). She's also signed on for another season of E!'s riches-to-rags reality show "The Simple Life" with former BFF Nicole Richie.
Lohan's latest film "Just My Luck" also hit stores Tuesday on DVD. Her film "Bobby," an ensemble drama about the assassination of Robert Kennedy, will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times