Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson doubled down on her book’s claim, insisting that comedian Tim Allen had exposed himself to her on the set of the hit sitcom “Home Improvement” in 1991.
Allen responded after entertainment site Variety published an excerpt of Anderson’s upcoming memoir, “Love, Pamela,” saying that he had not done any such thing — but she pushed back with a follow-up statement to Vanity Fair that was published on Monday.
In the excerpt provided to Variety, Anderson claimed that Allen had intentionally opened his robe on the set, which she said was an attempt to even the score since he had seen her naked in Playboy magazine.
“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe. 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 wrote.
“No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing,” Allen’s denial was unequivocal.
But Anderson responded by providing a statement to Vanity Fair, sharing additional context and claiming that Allen had not been the only one to behave in that way around her.
“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 said. “I have no ill will toward Tim. But like the rest, it should never have happened.”
“It was the first of many bizarre encounters where people felt they knew me enough to make absolute fools out of themselves,” she added in the book.
Anderson’s memoir is set to be released on January 31. It comes alongside a Netflix documentary — titled “Pamela: A Love Story” — about her life, her rise to fame, and her marriage to Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee.
Anderson also addressed the now-infamous sex tape — which was stolen from the home she shared with Lee and then sold.
“Nobody knew the truth—even I don’t know 100% of what happened,” she wrote. “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.”