Pamela Anderson has revealed that she was sexually abused as a child and raped as a teen.
At a charity launch of her new animal rights org Pamela Anderson Foundation in Cannes promoting animal rights, Pamela took the stage for a speech, which included very personal revelations about the actress.
Anderson explained: “I feel now might be the time to reveal a few of my most painful memories. At the risk of over-exposing myself, again, or being inappropriate, again, I thought I might share with you why I am doing this.”
Pamela said she was “molested” by a female family friend and raped by the older brother of a friend of hers when she was 12. She adds: “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.”
The 46-year-old actress then explained that the only thing that helped her cope with a difficult childhood was her love of animals and nature. She revealed: “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.”
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