Pamela Anderson was once among the leading supermodels in the world. She recently made multiple headlines after she alleged that Tim Allen once flashed her on the sets of Home Improvement. However, she is now apologizing for remarks she made in 2017 about the #MeToo movement and said that her personal problems got in the way.

Anderson appeared for an interview with Ronan Farrow for Interview Magazine where she discussed her latest book, “Love, Pamela.” During the course of the interview, Anderson reflected on remarks she made to Megyn Kelly on the Today Show in 2017 in which she discussed her own encounter with sexual abuse as a child.

“I learned to never put myself in those situations again. And when I came to Hollywood there were a lot of offers to do private auditions and things that made no sense. Just common sense don’t go into a hotel room alone.

If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave. Things that are common sense, but I know Hollywood is very seductive and people want to be famous, and sometimes you think you’re going to be safe with an adult in the room.”


Anderson went on to discuss her interaction with Harvey Weinstein, who is serving a 23-year prison term in New York after being found guilty of sexual assault and rape. She claimed that it was “common knowledge” to avoid speaking with certain producers in private.

“You know what you’re getting into if you go to a hotel room alone. Send somebody with them…I just think it’s easy to remedy that. That’s not a good excuse.”

In the article that was published on Wednesday, Anderson accepted to Farrow that those remarks were insensitive and that they originated from a particular “kind of feminism” that she was brought up on. “I can even take it a step further. My mother would tell me – and I think this is the kind of feminism I grew up with – ‘it takes two to tango,’” Anderson admitted.

“‘If someone answers the door in a hotel robe and you’re going for an interview, don’t go in. But if you do go in, get the job.’ That’s a horrible thing to say but that’s how I was. I skated on the edges of destruction, I just had this sense of value and self-worth.

But I think a lot of people don’t have that or they weren’t taught that. Thank God for the #MeToo movement because things have changed and people are much more careful and respectful.”

Anderson also claimed that despite numerous instances of childhood abuse, her mother frequently reprimanded her and advised her to put the incident behind her and move on. “I remember lining up in the bank and saying, ‘Look mom, that’s the guy that raped me.’ And she went, ‘Shh.’ It was like, ‘Don’t say anything, don’t embarrass me.’ I think a lot of our troubles we’re having in society are about unheard trauma. We need to tell our stories,” she explained. Childhood sexual abuse is indeed a widespread problem now and it’s the duty of parents to let their child know that their body is their own.

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