In an event to launch her charity at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival, Baywatch star Pamela Anderson revealed a series of horrific sexual abuse incidents she underwent as a child and adolescent.
The 46-year-old actress made the revelation at the launch of her charity, The Pamela Anderson Foundation. According to Huffingtonpost, Anderson said that despite having loving parents, a female babysitter molested her when she was six.
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“I feel now might be the time to reveal a few of my most painful memories," she said. "At the risk of over-exposing myself, again, or being inappropriate, again, I thought I might share with you why I am doing this.”
“I went to a friend's boyfriend's house," she said. "And his older brother decided to teach me backgammon, which led into a back massage, which led into rape - my first sexual experience. He was 25 years old and I was 12.”
She also revealed that she was gang-raped by an ex-boyfriend and six of his friends, because he thought that would be "funny". She added, "I wanted off this Earth."
She went on to say that due to the trauma she underwent, her loyalty lies not with humans but to animals.