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Pamela Anderson says she felt 'violated' by TV show about leaked sex tape

Gregory Robinson

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Pamela Anderson says she felt 'violated' by TV show about leaked sex tape

Pamela Anderson has opened up about how she felt seeing the leaking of her sex tape portrayed in a television drama.

The 55-year-old had to relive the events surrounding the release of the x-rated tape last year in the series Pam & Tommy.

The eight-episode biographical drama focused on Anderson's relationship with her now ex-husband Tommy Lee and starred Lily James and Sebastian Stan in the titular roles.

Lily James as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy. Credit: Hulu
Lily James as Pamela Anderson in Pam & Tommy. Credit: Hulu

The series centres on their high-profile relationship and subsequent marriage in the 1990s, during the course of which a sex-tape of theirs was stolen and shared without their consent.

Anderson has now spoken out in a new interview about how she feels seeing the events surrounding the tape in a TV show.

She said she feels 'violated' by the TV show's makers at Hulu, who didn't get in touch with her.

James said she wrote Anderson a letter after she was casted to play her in the series. The former Baywatch star doesn't blame James for taking the role, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award.

Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in 1996. Credit:  Tsuni / USA / Alamy Stock Photo
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in 1996. Credit: Tsuni / USA / Alamy Stock Photo

"It’s not her fault; it’s a job. But whoever created it – well, it just feels like something else stolen," she told The Guardian.

LADbible has contacted Hulu for comment.

Anderson's comments about the show and James comes after her recent interview with The New York Times, where she revealed she hadn’t watched the show and said the events covered in the series were ‘already hurtful enough the first time’ and that she wasn’t in any rush to watch the show.

She added: "It's like one of those things where you're going, 'Really?' People are still capitalising off that thing?"

Anderson also revealed that James had reached out to after taking on the role, telling her that she wanted to ‘honour’ her while starring in the show.

Anderson will release a documentary on Netflix this month. Credit: Netflix / Entertainment Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo
Anderson will release a documentary on Netflix this month. Credit: Netflix / Entertainment Pictures / Alamy Stock Photo

The New York Times noted that ‘Anderson snubbed her, and a scanned copy of that letter still sits in Ms. Anderson’s inbox somewhere, unread’.

The Barb Wire star will tell her own story in an upcoming documentary titled Pamela, A love story, which is set to land on Netflix

It will give viewers exclusive access into her private life and according to the synopsis released by the streaming service, it has 'been in the making for several years'.

The 'pop culture icon' will also 'set the record straight' as she reflects on her personal and professional life.

Pamela, A love story will be released on 31 January.

Featured Image Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Sipa US Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity

Gregory Robinson
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