Pamela Anderson didn’t hold anything back during her appearance on Piers Morgan’s “Life Stories”, dishing the dirt on her wild love life, Playboy mansion sex parties, and her thoughts on Harvey Weinstein.
During the interview, which will air on Saturday, the former “Baywatch” star talked about her current relationship with international soccer star Adil Rami, 32, but also hinted at past romances with the likes of Julian Assange, 46, and Vladimir Putin, 65.
Anderson, who is a big-time animal rights activist, told Morgan that she had kept in contact with the Russian president ever since she successfully lobbied for his ban on the importation of seal products in 2009.
When Morgan pushed for details on the relationship, Anderson recalled that she had been invited to his 2012 inauguration. “I did not do that, but obviously we have been in the same place together… sometimes,” she teased. “I have a great relationship with Russia. Yes.”
The Canadian-born actress and former Playboy Playmate, also dished on her friendship with the late Hugh Hefner and her experiences at his Playboy Mansion.
Remembering one particular night, Anderson said there was a party at the mansion and she thought she was there to watch the Playboy founder have sex with seven girls.
“Everyone was naked in the grotto and the girls were downstairs and they all went upstairs,” she explained. “I followed them upstairs. I thought, What could be going on up here? Seven girls, one at a time with Hef.”
“I was stood at the end of the bed watching them and then I realized they were watching me. I thought, This is not a movie. I need to leave.”
Later in the chat, Anderson touched on the recent sexual abuse scandal within the entertainment industry and brought up her own experiences with Harvey Weinstein, the movie mogul accused of countless cases of sexual misconduct.
She said she felt bullied into playing a role in Dimension Films’ “Superhero Movie”, recalling Weinstein wanted her to play an invisible girl with an invisible dog in the 2008 spoof.
“I said, ‘I’m not doing it’ and then he just really said to me, ‘You’ll never work in this town again. I offered Pamela Anderson a role in a movie — are you crazy!’ and lots of very harsh words,” she told Morgan.
“He scared me so much that I did the film because I thought, Harvey Weinstein, oh my god, this is like the most powerful person in Hollywood. He was just a bully, very rude, threatening. I did it out of duress.”
A Weinstein representative issued a statement following Anderson’s comments, writing: “Mr. Weinstein never spoke to Pamela Anderson on the phone regarding this film. This was a Dimension project and she dealt with Bob. Mr. Weinstein always recalls Ms. Anderson having a great relationship with the Company and they all thought her contributions to the film and the television world were fabulous.
“She brings up some great points in her interview and as an industry vet her remarks are valuable. However, Mr. Weinstein stands firm on his recollection of his interactions with her,” the statement concluded.
The full interview airs on Saturday night in the United Kingdom.