Pamela Anderson is known for baring it all, but for the first time the Baywatch star opened up and shared a deeply personal story revealing she was molested as a child, raped at the age of 12 and gang-raped just years later.
She told her story during the launch of The Pamela Anderson Foundation.
‘I did not have an easy childhood. Despite loving parents, I was molested from age six by a female babysitter’, the 46-year-old said.
Unfortunately, things only got worse.
‘I went to a friend’s boyfriend’s house and his older brother decided to teach me backgammon which led into a back massage, which led into rape. My first heterosexual experience. He was 25 years old and I was 12.’
She later revealed that a boyfriend once ‘decided it would be funny to gang-rape me with six friends. I wanted off this earth.’
The actress told her audience that she was making the shocking revelations about sexual abuse to explain why she became so enamored with animals.
“This meant I had a hard time trusting humans,” she said. “My parents tried to keep me safe, but to me the world was not a safe place. My dad was an alcoholic, my mum worked two jobs, my mum was always crying, dad didn’t always come home.” She was saved, she said, by her feeling for animals.
“It came to me naturally. The trees spoke to me. My loyalty was with the animal kingdom and I vowed to protect them and only them.
“I prayed to the whales with my feet in the ocean, my only real friends until I had children.”
The Pamela Anderson Foundation is dedicated to helping animals and protecting the environment around the world.
Once again, this proves that you never know anyone’s story or what people are going through. We’re proud of Pamela for not only getting through such tragic events, but finding the courage to share her story.