Pamela Anderson was simply 23 when she made her tv debut on the hit ABC sitcom Dwelling 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 position of C.J. Parker on Baywatch.
Now recalling an alleged disturbing incident that occurred on the Dwelling 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 Variety forward of its launch on Jan. 31.
“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe,” Pamela wrote.
“He opened his robe and flashed me quickly — completely naked underneath,” she claimed.
Pamela, who famously modeled for Playboy earlier than her appearing profession started, went on to say that Tim’s reasoning for flashing her was to get “even,” provided that he’d seen her bare earlier than.
“He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. ‘Now we’re even.’ I laughed uncomfortably,” she alleged.
Variety later famous that they reached out to Tim about Pamela’s accusation, and he firmly denied her declare.
“No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing,” he mentioned in an announcement given to the outlet.
However Pamela was nonetheless met with a flood of help from web customers after the excerpt was launched, a lot of whom identified that she wouldn’t have been capable of comfortably converse out again within the ’90s.
“It was 1991 and she was a new actress who was only known for posing for Playboy… they would have blacklisted her so fast and ripped her apart in the press. So glad she is able to tell all now,” one individual tweeted.
“even if she reported back then society and the justice system would have sided with Tim. Reporting sexual assault/harassment especially if the assaulter/harassed is a well liked rich white man like Tim is often even today a career killer,” mentioned one other.
“So many people asking why she waited so long to say anything even after learning millions of reasons why women don’t come forward. Y’all do so much disservice,” another person wrote.
“Not only that, no one was gonna believe her bc everyone considered her a ‘slut,’ she was dehumanized and vilified for posing nude and for the sex tape,” one other individual 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 yr, Hulu sequence Pam & Tommy — through which 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. Because of this, the present was met with heaps of criticism on-line.
Nevertheless, Pamela has vowed to tell her real story in her forthcoming memoir and Netflix documentary, Pamela, A Love Story. “I felt I need to tell my story. And I really couldn’t let anybody do it but me,” she mentioned.