Pamela Anderson: Becoming a ‘Playboy’ Model ‘Saved My Life’

Pamela Anderson refuses to be held down. In an exclusive new interview with Us Weekly, the 50-year-old model opens up about the sexual abuse she suffered growing up.

“I was molested as a child by a bad female babysitter, who is no longer alive,” she says. “And my first experiences with men were not consensual.”

But Anderson never let the abuse stop her from persevering. She landed her big break with Playboy in 1989 and became the magazine’s Playmate of the Month the following February, an accomplishment that she says she’ll never forget.

“I was painfully shy as a child. As a young girl, Playboy empowered me. It really saved my life,” she tells Us. “I felt very trapped inside and needed to free myself. It was a breakthrough for me, and there I met artists and activists and gentleman. It has been a fun and wild life.”

The road to success wasn’t always easy though, which is why Anderson has a message for those who have gone through similar struggles. “I encourage everyone to be brave and step outside your comfort zone,” she says. “It’s a springboard into the unknown. And when you can do this, you can really live.”

She continues, “We’ve all had some kind of tragedy in our lives. We just have to remember that and be good to each other.”

The Baywatch alum is also speaking out against the recent sexual misconduct scandal in Hollywood. (She came under fire in November for suggesting that Harvey Weinstein’s accusers knew what they were “getting into” by “going into a hotel room alone” with the movie mogul, who has denied any allegations of non-consensual sex.)

“Hollywood is difficult. It is not my favorite place to be,” she tells Us. “But it is a business, and if this is the life you want, you play the game. I’m happy to be living in France now. Hollywood is too much. I’d rather use my energy in other ways.”

Those other ways include continuing her work as an activist with PETA and writing her upcoming book, Lust for Love: Rekindling Intimacy and Passion in Your Relationship. As she tells Us, “Activism is sexy.”

source: US

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Brandon Lee Steps Out with Pamela Anderson

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Brandon Lee was seen stepping out to dinner in Los Angeles with mother Pamela Anderson on Monday night, weeks after the 21-year-old had a physical altercation with his father, Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee.

The fight erupted after Tommy shared disparaging posts about Anderson, his ex wife, on social media. But despite the feud — which resulted in a hospital trip for the 55-year-old drummer — Brandon insists that he still has affection for his father. “I love my dad,” he told reporters for TMZ as he exited Craig’s, a West Hollywood eatery.

The altercation occurred on March 5 at Tommy’s home in Calabasas, California. The following day he posted (and quickly deleted) a selfie of his swollen lips on Instagram captioned, “My heart is broken. You can give your kids everything they could ever want in their entire lives and they can still turn against you. Good job Brandon. Great son!”

Sgt. Matthew Dunn confirmed to PEOPLE that the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department will hand over the battery case to the district attorney after completing their investigation.

Representatives for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, who arrived on the scene soon after the incident, previously told PEOPLE the pair had been arguing about a series of tweets and photos Lee had posted responding to a recent interview given by Anderson. During an appearance on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories that aired on ITV, the former Baywatch star, 50, discussed physical abuse she claimed to have endured from Tommy during their relationship.

Both Brandon and Pamela have blamed the incident on Tommy’s alcoholism and substance abuse. In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Brandon claimed that he planned to stage an intervention for his father.

“I’m devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father’s alcoholism,” he said at the time. “I’ve worked tirelessly organizing an intervention and it’s incredibly upsetting that it never came to fruition. I wanted my dad’s hopeful sobriety and recovery to be a private family matter but, as a result of his accusations on social media, I feel forced to speak out. I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as needed. I love my father and just want to see him sober, happy and healthy.”

Anderson shared the sentiment. In a lengthy statement titled “Alcoholism is the Devil” shared on her website, Anderson called her ex “a disaster spinning out of control” but said that his destructive behavior “is nothing new.”

Lee shared a statement of his own with the outlet, denying the accusations wholeheartedly. “Do I drink more than the average Joe? Yes. Have I ever hurt my sons or acted out of turn with them because of my drinking? No,” he writes. “No matter how much people wanna pin me as this deviant alcoholic abuser, that isn’t me. I’m a happy fun-loving guy.”

Anderson, meanwhile, insists his drinking is a serious problem. “I pray Tommy gets the help he needs. His actions are desperate and humiliating — he is a disaster spinning out of control. And he is not acting like a father.” She also added that her sons “have made every attempt to help him in recent months,” adding that her Brandon was “putting together an intervention” because he wanted to see his father turn his life around.”

Source: People

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Pamela attends Global Gift Gala in Madrid

She’s been at the centre of a nasty family spat in recent weeks.

And Pamela Anderson was putting on a brave face when she attended the Global Gift Foundation charity gala, held at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum in downtown Madrid, Spain on Thursday night.

The A-list star, 50, showed off her curves in a clingy silk gown when she graced the red carpet at the event, which aims to help needed children around the world.

Pamela looked incredible in the strapless taupe dress, which she set off with a pair of black stilettos.
The Hollywood star wore her golden locks cascading gown in tumbling curls and kept her make-up light and natural.

This marked Pamela’s second public appearance since news of the family fight broke earlier this month, after her 21-year-old son Brandon hit his father (and her ex-husband) Tommy Lee.

The incident with the Motley Crue drummer made the news after the 55-year-old rocker took to social media with a selfie of the busted, bloody lip he suffered after his son struck him amid an argument spurred by a social media post in which he spoke out against Pamela.

‘My heart is broken,’ wrote Lee, who’s also father to a 20-year-old with the one-time Playboy Playmate named Dylan Jagger Lee. ‘You can give your kids everything they could ever want in their entire lives and they can still turn against you. Good job Brandon! Great son!’

Brandon went on to claim that he gave a drunken Lee the fat lip in self-defense, telling People, ‘I’m devastated at the events of the last several days that have been a result of my father’s alcoholism.’

Pamela posted a blog on her website in which she said that her son hit Lee ‘in the nose for all of us who he has hurt.’

‘Now Tommy feels humiliated – and is attempting to destroy his own son,’ she said of Lee, who was convicted of felony spousal batter on her in 1998. ‘This is the Devil – This is the disease of alcoholism.’

She wrote that the Dr. Feelgood drummer positions himself ‘consistently [as] the center of sadness, drama and confusion,’ has been ‘jealous of his [sons’] talent and beauty from the day they were born,’ and is the walking ‘definition of narcissist/sociopath.’
Lee said that he would follow through with authorities to prosecute his son over the assault, according to TMZ.

A source close to Lee told TMZ of his thinking: ‘You encourage what you tolerate, and he’s not going to tolerate what Brandon did and that’s why he wants the criminal case to keep moving along … at least for now.’

The mother-of-two was asked about the incident between her son and ex at the event but did not respond, according to TMZ.

The Canadian beauty had appeared in Sin City for a convention in which she spoke out against the business model of ride-share services such as Uber and Lyft, the outlet reported.

Anderson said that the business model is flawed for both sides in terms of the riders and drivers, who she said are exploited.

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source: Daily Mail

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