Pamela Anderson was molested by babysitter

Baywatch legend Pamela Anderson revealed in a documentary she was molested by a babysitter between the ages of four and eight.
Baywatch legend Pamela Anderson revealed in a documentary she was molested by a babysitter between the ages of four and eight.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

DALLAS • Long before Harvey Weinstein bullied her, Baywatch legend Pamela Anderson said she was molested by a babysitter when she was a child.

"I had a babysitter and she molested me for, I think, a year and I was between the ages of four and eight," the 50-year-old told British journalist Piers Morgan for a documentary.

Called Life Stories, it was aired last Saturday in Britain, reported the Daily Mail.

But even as she recalled wishing her babysitter dead, Anderson was stunned when her alleged tormentor was killed in a car accident.

"I started believing I had this special power to kill people and so I was scared to tell (her parents) that this happened and I was also scared to tell them that I killed her."

Anderson recalled that she got into trouble with Weinstein after she rejected a role - portraying Invisible Girl - in Superhero Movie (2008).

"I said 'I'm not doing it' and then he just really said to me, 'You'll never work in this town again, I offered Pamela Anderson a role in a movie, are you crazy?' And lots of very harsh words.

"He scared me so much that I did the film because I thought, 'Harvey Weinstein, this is like the most powerful person in Hollywood.' He was just a bully, very rude, threatening. I did it out of duress."

Anderson has mixed feelings over the #MeToo movement now targeting Hollywood.

"Obviously, I am supportive of women and feel for women who have been made sexual advances on that they don't want, but I also feel for the men too.

"I prefer men to be passionate and aggressive and make the first move and you don't want men to feel like they can't but obviously there are people who go too far."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'Pamela Anderson was molested by babysitter'. Print Edition | Subscribe