'Pam & Tommy': What happened to sex tape between Pamela Anderson and Bret Michaels?
Hulu is set to come out with a series that will tell the world about the infamous sex tape of superstars Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. Titled 'Pam & Tommy', the story revolves around the sex tape that was stolen away from their Malibu Mansion and was leaked on the internet.
The tape stunned the entire world and changed the Internet forever. So, if you feel, it was the Kardashians who shook the pop culture, you are completely wrong. However, the sex tape also gave birth to “viral content”. But, what if I told you that there was another sex tape that took the world by storm even before it was released to the public.
Interestingly, it also featured Pamela Anderson. But this time, she had someone else with her. In 1993, she dated Bret Michaels for a brief period of time, even though the couple dated for just one year. Let’s take a look at their relationship and see if anyone ever leaked the sex tape.
Bret Michaels and Pamela Anderson’s relationship
Bret Michaels and Pamela Anderson met each other in 1993 and started dating each other. However, the relationship didn’t go on for too long as the duo decided to part ways after a whirlwind romance. However, both had quite different takes on why the relationship ended.
According to Pamela, the musician was not faithful and wanted to have relationships with multiple women. While talking to Howard Stern, she revealed that Michaels liked the “buffet” and she only wanted to be with one man. She also said that she believed in “monogamy” and Michaels had trouble staying monogamous.
On the other hand, in an interview with Blender Magazine, Michaels revealed that Anderson’s mother was one of the reasons that they separated. In the conversation, he revealed that the ‘Baywatch’ star’s mom was a fan of Beach Boys and he did everything to make her meet them. He said, “I called up John Stamos, who played drums occasionally for the band. I said, 'John, can you put the mom on the side of the stage?' So he does — they even let her go out and sing with the Beach Boys.”
Michaels also said that the next day Pamela told him that her mother doesn’t like him. He believed that her mother didn’t like the rocker thing and that’s why she never liked him. He added, “The mom really didn't like the rocker thing or the way I looked — Pamela had never dated a rocker before. I think that played a big part in the relationship.”
But the couple came back into the limelight when it was reported that a sex tape featuring Anderson and Michaels might soon make its way to the internet.
Did the sex tape ever make its way to Internet?
In January 1998, it was reported that another sex tape featuring Pamela Anderson is lurking out there and this time, it’s with Bret Michaels. The reports also suggested that the aforementioned video was way more bizarre and graphic than the leaked tape of Anderson and Tommy Lee.
As per the reports, Michaels filed a lawsuit in court and got a temporary restraining order so that Internet Entertainment Group is not able to post the X-rated clip on the World Wide Web. Meanwhile, the company said that Michaels has already been paid for the video and he’s bringing this in public so that he could get some money.
Michaels denied getting paid and said that he has already spent almost $10,000 to make sure that the clip doesn’t go live. He also sued the company for $90 million. At that time, he was angry at Pamela Anderson for not even taking part in the case.
“What I'm trying to find out and I cannot figure out for the life of me, is why Pamela is not A) stopping this tape, or B) writing to these guys to stop the tape,” Michaels told MTV News.
Michaels won the lawsuit and the video could not gather steam as it was taken down. However, many years later, the video did end up on several adult movie websites.
If you want to know what happened between Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, then you should follow Hulu’s ‘Pam & Tommu’ on Wednesday, February 2.