Pamela Anderson was simply 23 when she made her tv debut on the hit ABC sitcom House Enchancment.
The present, which aired in 1991, starred Tim Allen — who was round 38 on the time — as the principle character, Tim Taylor.
Pamela portrayed Lisa within the first two seasons of the comedy and later went on to land the famend function of C.J. Parker on Baywatch.
Now recalling an alleged disturbing incident that occurred on the House Enchancment set, Pamela claimed that Tim flashed his penis at her on her very first day taking pictures the present.
The declare was made in an excerpt of the actor’s upcoming memoir, titled Love, Pamela, which has been obtained by Selection forward of its launch on Jan. 31.
“On the primary day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was within the hallway in his gown,” Pamela wrote.
“He opened his gown and flashed me shortly — fully bare beneath,” she claimed.
Pamela, who famously modeled for Playboy earlier than her appearing profession started, went on to assert that Tim’s reasoning for flashing her was to get “even,” on condition that he’d seen her bare earlier than.
“He stated it was solely truthful, as a result of he had seen me bare. ‘Now we’re even.’ I laughed uncomfortably,” she alleged.
Selection later famous that they reached out to Tim about Pamela’s accusation, and he firmly denied her declare.
“No, it by no means occurred. I’d by no means do such a factor,” he stated in a press release given to the outlet.
However Pamela was nonetheless met with a flood of assist from web customers after the excerpt was launched, a lot of whom identified that she wouldn’t have been in a position to comfortably communicate out again within the ’90s.
“It was 1991 and he or she was a brand new actress who was solely recognized for posing for Playboy… they’d have blacklisted her so quick and ripped her aside within the press. So glad she is ready to inform all now,” one particular person tweeted.
“even when she reported again then society and the justice system would have sided with Tim. Reporting sexual assault/harassment particularly if the assaulter/harassed is a nicely favored wealthy white man like Tim is commonly even in the present day a profession killer,” stated one other.
“So many individuals asking why she waited so lengthy to say something even after studying thousands and thousands of explanation why girls don’t come ahead. Y’all accomplish that a lot disservice,” another person wrote.
“Not solely that, nobody was gonna consider her bc everybody thought of her a ‘slut,’ she was dehumanized and vilified for posing nude and for the intercourse tape,” one other particular person added.
Pamela’s intercourse tape along with her now-ex-husband, Tommy Lee, was infamously stolen and leaked with out her consent within the late Nineteen Nineties.
Final 12 months, Hulu collection Pam & Tommy — wherein actors Lily James and Sebastian Stan portrayed the titular couple — centered on depicting the nonconsensual launch of the stolen tape with out Pamela’s permission. In consequence, the present was met with heaps of criticism on-line.
Talking in regards to the Hulu present earlier this month, Pamela informed the New York Instances: “It was already hurtful sufficient the primary time. It’s like a type of issues the place you’re going, ‘Actually?’ Persons are nonetheless capitalizing off that factor?”
Nonetheless, Pamela has vowed to inform her actual story in her forthcoming memoir and Netflix documentary, Pamela, A Love Story. “I felt I would like to inform my story. And I actually couldn’t let anyone do it however me,” she stated.