In her upcoming book, former Playboy model and Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson alleges that right-wing Toy Story star Tim Allen flashed her on the set of Home Improvement where Anderson was a regular.
The incident reportedly happened on Anderson’s first day.
“I have no ill will toward Tim,” Anderson told Vanity Fair. “But like the rest, it should never have happened,” she added.
“This true story is just one of many surreal and uncomfortable situations I learned to navigate. My book goes into how it made me feel over the course of my life and, in this case, my career.” – Anderson
Anderson was just 23 when she made her 1991 debut on the popular sitcom – but the job came with unexpected drawbacks,
“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe,” Anderson wrote (via Variety). “He opened his robe and flashed me quickly — completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. ‘Now we’re even.’ I laughed uncomfortably,” she said.
The then-37-year-old comedian Allen has denied the allegations.
Allen, who has described himself as “a fiscally conservative and emotionally liberal guy,” is still one of Hollywood’s few outspoken Conservatives, comparing Hollywood’s liberals to Nazis, though he did condemn the January 6 insurrection on the Capitol as “embarrassing and shameful.”
Who is the face of woke. Do wokees have a club house in someone’s backyard or maybe a cute yet safe playpen somewhere?
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) October 17, 2022
Anderson rose to fame after being spotted at a Canadian football game and becoming the face of Labatt’s beer.
The Canadian-born actress and model were soon discovered by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner – and her career took off.
The blonde bombshell lasted only two seasons on Home Improvement’s “Tool Time” before making a “splash” on the popular B-series Baywatch in 1992.
Outspoken in recent years, about the sexual harassment endured during her decades-long career, the former model is coming to terms with and – and standing in her truth – in the process.
“Nobody knew the truth—even I don’t know 100% of what happened,” Anderson wrote in an email to Vanity Fair. “But I think what is most important is to share my human feelings and how much it hurt and how it undeniably defined me moving forward—in my career and my relationships.”
Original reporting by Julie Miller at Vanity Fair.
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