Pamela Anderson recalls painful past, says she was raped as a child

By Gayatri Sankar | Last Updated: May 20, 2014, 15:14 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/ Gayatri Sankar

Mumbai: None could have ever fathomed that a happy-go-lucky lady like Pamela Anderson could have had a horrific past. The ‘Baywatch’ beauty, who was at the Cannes Film Festival, shared painful memories of her childhood and said that she was raped as a child.

Pamela said that she was sexually molested by a female babysitter from the age of 6 to 10. Then when she turned 12, she was raped by her friend’s 25 year-old elder brother on the pretext of teaching her backgammon.

And then, when she was in grade 9, she was gang-raped by her boyfriend and six of his friends.

Pamela, a little girl then, couldn’t share her trauma with her mother, who was striving hard to make ends meet. Her father was an alcoholic and she could do little but keep her sorrow to herself. There came a time in her life when she felt she wanted to be “off this earth”. But her love for animals helped her overcome all her miseries.