( news.sawf.org ) - Hotel heiress and socialite Paris Hilton's psychiatrist has filed a declaration stating she is too distraught to participate in a civil trial brought against her by diamond heiress Zeta Graff. TMZ.com reports, her shrink Dr. Charles Sophy claims that Hilton needs time to recover from her May 4th hearing during which she was sentenced 45 days of jail time for breaking probation.
Sophy stated Paris is, "emotionally distraught and traumatized...[and] Cannot effectively respond to examination as a witness or provide any significant input into her defense."
Graff filed the $10 million lawsuit in 2005 claiming slander and libel after Hilton told the New York Post that Graff once tried to snatch a necklace worth four-million dollars from Hilton's neck at a London nightclub. Hilton was to appear in court on May 21 but to avoid "[exacerbating] her current mental condition," the judge has move trial to August 22nd.