Pamela Anderson Shares Harrowing Account Of Childhood Sex Abuse

05/18/2014 03:59 pm ET | Updated May 19, 2014
  • Lauren Duca Entertainment Reporter, The Huffington Post

In a stunningly brave speech at Cannes on Saturday, May 17, Pamela Anderson shared a series of horrific incidents of sexual abuse from her childhood.

“I feel now might be the time to reveal a few of my most painful memories," she said. "At the risk of over-exposing myself, again, or being inappropriate, again, I thought I might share with you why I am doing this.”

During the launch of her animal welfare foundation, Anderson explained that she was first molested in her family home at the "age of six by a female babysitter." The next incident occurred six years later.

“I went to a friend's boyfriend's house," she said. "And his older brother decided to teach me backgammon, which led into a back massage, which led into rape - my first sexual experience. He was 25 years old and I was 12.”

Then, in her teens, an ex-bofyriend "decided it would be funny to gang-rape me with six friends," Anderson said, adding "I wanted off this Earth."

The 46-year-old went on to explain that her various trauma made it extremely hard to form a trusting relationship with humans. “My loyalty was to the animal kingdom," she said, "I vowed to protect them and only them.”

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