Pamela Anderson ‘believed’ she caused death of babysitter who molested her
Pamela Anderson has spoken about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her female babysitter in her new Netflix documentary, Pamela: A Love Story.
The Canada native said she later tried to kill the woman by stabbing her in the heart, but she died in a car crash a day later.
Young Pamela was so convinced that she had caused the death with her own magic powers that she didn’t tell anyone and carried the guilt with her for years.
In a harrowing account, the TV star and model, now 55, said: ‘I had some horrible things happen when I was little.
‘I had a babysitter and my parents thought she was a great babysitter because she brought presents all the time, but she was molesting me.
‘I thought I killed her with my magical mind’: Pamela Anderson ‘believed’ she caused death of babysitter who molested her
She said in her Netflix documentary: ‘I tried to stab her in the heart with a candy cane pen. And then I told her I wanted her to die and then she died in a car accident the next day. So I thought I killed her with my magical mind and I couldn’t tell anyone’ (Pictured: a young Pamela)
‘It was three or four years of abuse. She always told me not to tell my parents. I tried to protect my brother from her. I tried to kill her.
‘I tried to stab her in the heart with a candy cane pen. And then I told her I wanted her to die and then she died in a car accident the next day.
‘So I thought I killed her with my magical mind and I couldn’t tell anyone. But I was sure that I did it, that I wished her dead and she died.
‘I lived with that my whole really young life.’
She continued: ‘When those traumatic moments would happen, I would just leave my body and float away and I’d make my own little world.
‘I was digging a hole to China, thinking “I hate this, I hate this, I wanna get out of here”. I just thought I had to get off the island.
‘As I got older, I was like a little tomboy. I was a gymnast so I was tiny. I bloomed very late then I got a lump on my chest and I was rehearsing for a long time how to tell my mom I was dying of cancer.
‘Cause I thought it was cancer and I was trying to pound it back into my chest. And then when I finally told her, she laughed and said: “Oh, you’re becoming a woman”.
Family: Ms. Anderson with ex-husband Tommy Lee (pictured together in 1996). Their son Brandon was a producer on the new documentary.
Supporting her: Brandon has claimed his mother was criminally underpaid during her time on the 90s pop culture staple Baywatch
Ms Anderson’s eldest son Brandon Thomas Lee, 26, from her marriage to rocker Tommy Lee, 60, was a producer on the Netflix documentary.
He claimed his mother was criminally underpaid during her time on the 90s pop culture staple Baywatch, because she only makes $4,000 annually off of residuals.
‘When I go back and I even look at past deals and residual checks, people would be shocked to find out how people really took advantage of her,’ he told Extra at the Netflix Tudum Theater in Hollywood, at the premiere of the documentary.
He described his mother – who played the role of CJ Parker on 110 episodes of the syndicated series from 1992-1997 – as ‘a young girl making a bad deal on a big show and she was the biggest star at the time’.
Lee continued: ‘A lot of people made a lot of money off that, people are going to have to have their day when we come knocking… when she makes $4,000 a year off of Baywatch? That’s a crime.
Ms Anderson was a breakout star in the ensemble cast of the beach-based series, which also featured David Hasselhoff, Yasmine Bleeth, David Charvet, Gena Lee Nolin, Nicole Eggert, Donna D’Errico and, in its later years, Jason Momoa.
The $4,000 annual residual rate pales in comparison to many of Ms. Anderson’s contemporaries who appeared on hit shows that went on to syndication, according to Yahoo.
The principal six cast members on Friends – Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Courteney Cox, Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc – earn $20million a year on a deal that gave them 2 per cent apiece on residuals, according to a 2015 USA Today report. reports.
Brandon Lee said: ‘A lot of people made a lot of money off that, people are going to have to have their day when we come knocking… when she makes $4,000 a year off of Baywatch? That’s a crime’