Pamela Anderson Reveals Childhood Rapes
First boyfriend led a group that gang raped her, she says
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2014 1:54 AM CDT
Pamela Anderson holds a press conference for PETA in Tel Aviv, Israel.   (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

(Newser) – Pamela Anderson stunned guests at a Cannes Film Festival event yesterday by revealing a childhood of sexual abuse. Speaking at the launch of her new animal rights charity, the former Baywatch star said she had been abused "by my female babysitter" between the ages of 6 and 10 and then raped by a 25-year-old man when she was 12, CNN reports. The rapist was a brother of a friend's boyfriend who "decided to teach me backgammon, which led into a back massage, which led into rape—my first sexual experience," she said. Anderson also recounted how her first boyfriend orchestrated her gang rape, reports the Guardian.

"My first boyfriend, in grade 9, decided it would be funny to gang rape me with six of his friends," she said, according to a transcript of her remarks. "This meant I had a hard time trusting humans. My parents tried to keep me safe, but to me the world was not a safe place. My dad was an alcoholic, my mum worked two jobs, my mum was always crying, dad didn't always come home." She said her love for animals saved her. "It came to me naturally," she said. "The trees spoke to me. My loyalty was with the animal kingdom and I vowed to protect them and only them. I prayed to the whales with my feet in the ocean, my only real friends until I had children." Her new charity, the Pamela Anderson Foundation, aims to support organizations "on the frontlines of human rights, animal rights, and environmental protection." Click to see pictures from the event.

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Dec 6, 2014 3:59 PM CST
I see a lot of commenters here are questioning the validity of Pam's accusations. I admit, that I might tend to be skeptical of some women making claims like this after so long a period of time and in the twilight years of their careers. However, we are talking about Pamela Anderson here. I don't have a lot of trouble believing that she started having sexual interaction with another female at age six, that she had her first sex with a male at age 12 or that she had her first group sex in the ninth grade.
May 20, 2014 1:08 AM CDT
How does one who is so broke have their own charity? What a way to balance a checkbook....and how does that childhood get her hunting for "humans to trust" among rock and roll folks?
May 20, 2014 12:23 AM CDT
Another nut job. She used to be so cute in the first PB days. Then she turned into a silicone ho. Sad.