Pamela Anderson says she's never watched the sex tape she made with Tommy Lee
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Pamela Anderson has claimed she never watched the infamous sex tape of herself and Tommy Lee that was stolen and leaked to the world.
The tape was thrust into the spotlight in the mid 90s after being stolen by an electrician working at Lee's home, where Anderson had moved in after they tied the knot in their whirlwind romance.
The model and actor admitted the pair were 'naked all the time' at that stage, but she's made clear the tape was only made for them:
EXCLUSIVE: @pamelaanderson, who is sharing her story in an upcoming memoir, “Love, Pamela,” and companion Netflix documentary, is opening up to @jimaxelrod about the notorious sex tape and the leak she calls “hurtful,” this Sunday. pic.twitter.com/hBfoVyFffO— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) January 12, 2023
Anderson reflected on the leak during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning's Jim Axelrod which is set to air this weekend (15 January).
When asked what she wants people to understand about the tape, Anderson responded: "That it was stolen property."
In a 2014 Rolling Stone article, electrician Rand Gauthier claimed Lee owed him $20,000 (£16,300) for work he'd done at his home before he was fired from the job.
The electrician initially said he was willing to forgive the drummer, but alleged Lee pointed a gun at him when he returned to the house to collect his tools. That summer, he said he sat outside the home devising a plan, saying: "I cased the joint."
The tape had been stored in a safe with other valuables and was stolen in November 1995.
Speaking to Axelrod, Anderson said when the tape was filmed she and Lee were 'two crazy naked people in love'.
"I mean, we were naked all the time and filming each other and being silly, but those tapes were not meant for anybody else to see," she continued.
She went on to say she's never watched the tape, adding: "I've not seen it to this day … It was very hurtful."
Anderson's interview comes ahead of a new Netflix documentary titled Pamela, a love story, which sees the actor reflect on her career, relationships and treatment by the media.
In a trailer for the documentary, Anderson could be heard describing how she 'blocked that stolen tape out of [her] life in order to survive'.
After the tape became a topic of discussion again following the release of the series Pam & Tommy, she added: "Now that it’s all coming up again, I feel sick. I want to take control of the narrative for the first time.”
The actor told Tudum she was 'hesitant' about creating the documentary, but is now hopeful that her story will inspire people to 'not worry so much'.
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