Former “Baywatch” babe Pamela Anderson claims in her new book that comedian Tim Allen flashed her on the set of his hit sitcom “Home Improvement” — when she was 23 years old — but Allen says it never happened.
According to a report from entertainment site Variety, Anderson described the incident in her upcoming tome “Love, Pamela” — claims that Allen opened his robe and exposed himself to her because she said he wanted to level the playing field after seeing her naked in Playboy magazine.
“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe. He opened his robe and flashed me quickly—completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. Now we’re even. I laughed uncomfortably,” Anderson wrote.
Allen, who would have been 37 years old at the time, responded to Anderson’s claim in a statement to Variety: “No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing.”
Anderson played Lisa the Tool Girl on Allen’s show-within-a-show — “Tool Time” — from the pilot episode to the end of the second season, after which “Baywatch” took off and she left “Home Improvement.” She did return for a cameo — playing her original character — in the sitcom’s sixth season.
Anderson’s book, which tells the story of her rise to fame, also shares details of her long relationship with Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee.
“My relationship with Tommy may have been the only time I was ever truly in love,” Anderson wrote in an excerpt obtained by People magazine.
Anderson also wrote about the now-infamous sex tape that was stolen from their home and then sold, saying, “It ruined lives, starting with our relationship — and it’s unforgivable that people, still to this day, think they can profit from such a Terrible experience, let alone a crime.”
She blamed the stress from the tape’s release, in part, for their eventual divorce, recounting a time she she said Lee had twisted her arm and “threw” her into a wall while she held their infant son.
“The divorce from Tommy was the hardest, lowest, most difficult point of my life. I was crushed. I still couldn’t believe that the person I loved the most was capable of what had happened that night. We were both devastated, but I had to protect my babies,” she said.