Pamela Anderson reveals how notorious sex tape with Tommy Lee was "devastating to her marriage and family"

In 1995 Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's sex tape was out there for the world to see and the actress admitted it wasn't easy for her to handle it


                            Pamela Anderson reveals how notorious sex tape with Tommy Lee was "devastating to her marriage and family"

Pamela Anderson admitted that it was a difficult time for her and everyone around her when the sex tape of herself and her then-husband, Tommy Lee was leaked online 1995. The actress confessed she was really embarrassed by the entire incident. She explained how the incident was embarrassing for both of them because everything was out there for the world to see. 

"I think I was in the Guinness Book of World Records for 'most downloaded' before the tape came out," she said, as reported by Daily Star. "It was devastating, and it was devastating to our marriage too, and really hard to get over. It was difficult for my family, on my kids, and everything. It was hard," she continued. 

Musician Tommy Lee (L) and actress Pamela Anderson leave the party at the 'Rodeo Walk of Style' Award on Rodeo Drive March 28, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.
Musician Tommy Lee (L) and actress Pamela Anderson leave the party at the 'Rodeo Walk of Style' Award on Rodeo Drive March 28, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California.

"Because Tommy [Lee] and I just filmed everything — Woo, we're naked! Yay! — and someone spliced it together, called it something and put it out there. It was pretty embarrassing," she said. Pamela and Tommy sued Internet Entertainment Group (IEG) over the distribution of the tape. They eventually entered into a confidential settlement agreement with the company. Pamela believes that her sex tape set a trend for other celebrities. 

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton have also had their sex tape leaked and while the two have bounced back and moved past the incident, Pamela wishes the two hadn't made one, to begin with. "It was almost like a way to become famous. And they're so sweet and I know they looked up to me, but they should never have done that. Why do that?" she said. 

Kim Kardashian (left) and actress/singer Paris Hilton arrive at Paris Hilton's debut cd release party at Privilege on August 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.
Kim Kardashian (left) and actress/singer Paris Hilton arrive at Paris Hilton's debut cd release party at Privilege on August 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.

"But they... I don't know. I guess I kind of started a trend, unfortunately," she added. Pamela has also been a critic of "extreme" porn and added that it may affect people's relationships. "Well, everyone has to know what their version of porn is, too. Some people think Playboy is porn, and look, I think sexy things are fun," she said. Pamela stated that there is a possibility of porn becoming an addiction. 

"We have to decide what porn is for ourselves, what is damaging, and what is replacing our relationships. If we're not touching our wives and our girlfriends or boyfriends and are in the bathroom with our computer screens, I think that's an addiction. It's just too bad," she said. The actress also wrote a piece on the Wall Street Journal urging men to stop watching porn. “This is a public hazard of unprecedented seriousness given how freely available, anonymously accessible and easily disseminated pornography is nowadays,” she wrote. 

She further questioned it by writing, "We are a guinea-pig generation for an experiment in mass debasement that few of us would have ever consented to, and whose full nefarious impact may not be known for years. How many families will suffer? How many marriages will implode? How many will talented men scrap their most important relationships and careers for a brief onanistic thrill? How many children will propel, warp-speed, into the dark side of adult sexuality by forced exposure to their fathers’ profanations?" She concluded that pornography was for "losers", an outlet for people "too lazy to reap the ample rewards of healthy sexuality".