Pamela Anderson recently revealed something shocking about her childhood—she was molested and repeatedly raped!
While launching her new animal welfare charity, The Pamela Anderson Foundation, at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, the 46-year-old actress opened up about her “most painful memories” from her past.
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“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 did not have an easy childhood. Despite loving parents, I was molested from age six by a female babysitter,” she revealed.
"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."
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The former Baywatch star then went on to say how she was later gang raped by her first boyfriend and his friends.
"He decided it would be funny to gang rape me with six friends. I wanted off this earth," Pamela said. “This meant I had a hard time trusting humans. I wasn't sure why I was alive. A burning question."
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Pamela, who is now married to Rick Salomon and has two teenage boys, admitted she doesn’t blame her parents for the assaults.
"My parents tried to keep me safe, but to me the world was not a safe place,” she added.
Why mention all of this at a charity event? Pamela says it was her love for animals that helped her find positivity in life.