It was an emotional night for Pamela Anderson on Friday at the Cannes Film Festival, where she opened up about her past experiences with sexual abuse in a revealing speech.
“I did not have an easy childhood,” she admitted (via the Associated Press). “Despite loving parents, I was molested from age 6 to 10 by my female babysitter. I went to a friend’s boyfriend’s house, and when she was busy the boyfriend’s older brother decided he would teach me Backgammon, which led in to a back massage, which led in to rape. My first heterosexual experience. He was 25-years-old, I was 12.”
But the horror didn’t end there for actress. “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang rape me with all of his friends,” she continued. “Needless to say, I had a hard time trusting humans and I just wanted off this earth.”
Pamela concluded by crediting her affinity with animals for saving her after a rocky childhood. “My loyalty remains with the animal kingdom,” she said. “I vowed to protect them and only them.”