Anderson on Son Punching Tommy Lee: He Did It for All of Us

She says son Brandon punched her ex in 'self-defense' while attempting alcohol intervention
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2018 8:11 AM CST
Pamela Anderson attends Warsaw Comic Con in Nadarzyn near Warsaw, Poland, on Nov. 25, 2017.   (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

(Newser) – The drama between rocker Tommy Lee and his family just rose a notch, and everyone involved is weighing in. An altercation took place Monday between the 55-year-old Motley Crue drummer and his 21-year-old son, Brandon, at Lee's home in Calabasas, Calif., with Lee tweeting the next day Brandon had "busted into the room and assaulted me" and "knocked me unconscious." Per USA Today, that's not quite what happened, at least according to Brandon's mom and Lee's ex, Pamela Anderson. In a blog post titled "Alcoholism Is the Devil," Anderson says Brandon was trying to help Lee and had acted in "self-defense," that Lee's fiancee Brittany Furlan "keeps [Lee] drunk," and that Lee, whom she was married to from 1995 to 1998, "is a disaster spinning out of control. ... [Brandon] punched him in the nose for all of us who he has hurt."

Brandon confirmed to People in a statement he'd been trying to stage an intervention for his dad and that "I love my father and just want to see him sober, happy, and healthy." Lee responded on Twitter, posting: "LMAAAO!!!! I'm happier than I've been in my entire life. I have a few drinks here & there because I'm f---in retired and enjoying my life. … You didn't arrange any intervention, you barely spoke to me while u were here. Just coverin ur a--!!" (Lee did tell TMZ, "Do I drink more than the average Joe? Yes. … I'm a happy, fun-loving guy.") Dylan Lee, Anderson's other son with Lee, is said to be "heartbroken," per Hollywood Life, which reports the 20-year-old posted a now-gone "Stories" pic that showed him listening to the LANY song "Walk Away," complete with a broken-heart emoji.

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