Actor and comedian Tim Allen suggested that former costar Pamela Anderson’s memory wasn’t terribly accurate during a recent Starbucks run.
The Daily Mail published Allen’s comments in a Monday article, noting that “The Santa Clause” actor was speaking in response to Anderson’s bombshell claim that he had once flashed her on the set of “Home Improvement.”
“She was a great co-worker, I’ll tell you that. She’s a fun girl. Everybody loved her, but everybody at ABC is a little disappointed in her … memory, put it that way. All of us at Disney/ABC, really,” Allen said.
“She’s a good girl.” Allen said again before getting in his car to drive away — at which point the reporter asked whether he had a good memory. His answer was a flat “yeah.”
Anderson’s claim was revealed in an excerpt of her upcoming memoir, “Love, Pamela,” which is due out on Tuesday — and she claimed that he had exposed himself to her during her first day on the “Home Improvement” set. She said he had done it in an effort to somehow level the playing field, as he had seen her nude photos 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 in the memoir.
Allen said at the time that her claim was false, releasing a statement flatly denying it: “No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing.”
Anderson later doubled down, adding, “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. I have no ill will toward Tim. But like the rest, it should never have happened.”
She went on to allege that over the years, she had encountered a number of men who had felt justified in treating her differently because she had posed for Playboy.
“It was the first of many bizarre encounters where people felt they knew me enough to make absolute fools out of themselves,” she said.