SHANNEN DOHERTY SLUGGED ME IN JEALOUS RAGE

Published on: March 21, 2003

"I'm calling The NATIONAL ENQUIRER about you!"

That was the taunt made by a jealous Shannen Doherty to party girl Paris Hilton -- after Doherty sucker punched Hilton in the face and vandalized her car!

Hotel heiress Hilton, 22, says the attack by the aging brat-packer, 31, took place on March 11, beginning at the hip Hollywood hangout, Deluxe.

"Paris was minding her own business when Shannen went up to her, grabbed her face and punched her!" Hilton's publicist, Eva Karloczy, told The ENQUIRER.

"Then, Paris left the club because she didn't want to have any further problems, even though Shannen was the one who punched her.

"But Shannen got into her own car, followed Paris to her house, and proceeded to smash raw eggs on Paris' car, scrawl profanities all over it in red lipstick, and scream that she was going to call The ENQUIRER!"

Karloczy says she doesn't know whether Hilton will take legal action against Doherty, who has a history of violent confrontations.

Sources familiar with the incident say Doherty, who was at the club with old boyfriend Brandon Davis, attacked Hilton because she was convinced the heiress was moving in on her estranged hubby, on-line betting entrepreneur Rick Solomon.

Shannen knows Paris and her husband have a history together and she holds Paris personally responsible for helping to destroy her marriage.

When she heard Paris had recently been making late-night visits to Rick at his hotel in Hollywood, she was furious.

Doherty's publicist, Leslie Sloane Zelnik, claims her client never laid so much as a finger on Hilton.

"It's my understanding that the two of them had a conversation and that's all I'm going to say. There was no fistfight. They didn't even raise their voices.

"If there was a fight, where's the police report? Where are the pictures?"

But several eyewitness sources insist the attack did happen.