“Baywatch” icon Pamela Anderson on surviving paparazzi, tabloids, and the stolen intercourse tape


“Baywatch” icon and author-actress-model Pamela Anderson reveals particulars concerning the trauma she suffered as a baby, her six marriages, and the notorious intercourse tape in an unique interview with Jim Axelrod for “Sunday Morning,” to be broadcast January 15 on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.

Interviewed at her distant house on Vancouver Island, Anderson talks with Axelrod about watching her father drown her kittens, and punching him when he held her mom’s head to the range.  

“These have been pivotal moments for me,” Anderson says.  

Anderson is making an attempt to place her previous behind her, she stated. She’s additionally speaking about her previous in a brand new e book, “Love, Pamela,” and a Netflix documentary.

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Pamela Anderson with correspondent Jim Axelrod. 

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Anderson stated her childhood was formed by trauma, first from her abusive father. Then, she was sexually abused by a babysitter, somebody she calls “a feminine predator, in order that was robust to know.” She additionally stated she was raped at 12, after which once more at 14.

“The complete level just isn’t retaining these secrets and techniques, or these issues buried,” Anderson instructed Axelrod.

Anderson survived these years, and have become a family title between publicity on 14 covers of Playboy journal, motion pictures, and the TV collection “Baywatch.” She additionally gained nationwide notoriety in 1996 when a intercourse tape she made together with her then-husband, Motley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, was stolen and made public. 

What does she need individuals to know concerning the tape? “That it was stolen property, that it was two loopy bare individuals in love,” she stated. “I imply, we have been bare on a regular basis and filming one another and playing around, however these tapes weren’t meant for anyone else to see. And I’ve not seen it to today … It was very hurtful.”

She stated it was specializing in her two younger sons with Lee that helped her get by means of the robust occasions. “I used to be a mom. That saved me,” Anderson stated. “You know, if I wasn’t a mother, I do not assume I’d’ve survived.”

Anderson additionally talks with Axelrod about her profession, therapeutic, and why she returned to Vancouver Island, removed from Hollywood and the headlines that made her well-known.

“I really feel like I’ve left right here, did one thing loopy and got here again in a single piece,” Anderson stated. “Like I stated, I do not know what I’m able to. I nonetheless do not know, however I feel that was the start … all the remainder of it, it is, you recognize, behind me. I really feel like I’m in a extremely good place.”

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