Pamela Anderson became known for her sex symbol status — beginning with her starring role on “Baywatch” but during the launch of her eponymous Foundation dedicated to human and animal rights, she opened up about something very personal. Behind all of the glitz and glamour, she revealed that she suffered some serious sexual abuse at a very young age.
She said, “I did not have an easy childhood. Despite loving parents, I was molested from age six to ten by my female babysitter. I went to a friend’s boyfriend’s house and when she was busy the boyfriend’s older brother decided he would teach me backgammon which led in to a back massage, which led in to rape. My first heterosexual experience. He was 25-years-old, I was twelve.”
She continued, “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang rape me with six of his friends. Needless to say I had a hard time trusting humans and I just wanted off this earth. My parents tried to keep me safe. But to me the world was not a safe place. My dad was an alcoholic, my mom worked two jobs waitressing. My mom was always crying, dad didn’t always come home, leaving us in tremendous pain and worry. I couldn’t bear to give her more disruptive information so I couldn’t break her heart any more than it was breaking.”
She concluded, “My affinity with animals saved me, they came to me naturally. The trees spoke to me, I wasn’t sure why I was alive, a burning question, a quest. My loyalty remains with the animal kingdom. I vowed to protect them and only them. I prayed to whales with my feet in the ocean, my only real friends until I had children. Then I realized humanity was suffering and our children were born perfect.”