Pamela Anderson: I was molested and raped as a child

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When I was about thirteen years old, I came home from a trip to Adelaide (the big city three hours from where I lived) with my friend and his Mum.

What did I buy in the big city? A huge block mounted picture of a completely naked Pamela Anderson.

I have no idea why my Mum’s friend helped me buy this, and I have even less idea why I thought my Mum would let me keep it! She nearly had a heart attack when she saw it hanging on my bedroom wall.

A few weeks later I was on my way back to Adelaide with Mum and Dad … and Pamela. Riding in the trunk. wrapped in a blanket. About to be returned.

Justifying Evil

Like all porn users, I needed to justify the evil I was committing. Aristotle talks about this in his Ethics, if I remember correctly. In order to commit a bad action we must first convince ourselves that  it is a good one.

Well that’s what I and every other porn user had/has to do in order to use porn. One of the most common ways porn users do this is by pretending to themselves that those in the porn industry, those “porn stars,” are actually raging nymphomaniacs who love sex. This is false. As false as the “fact” that Hulk Hogan is a real wrestler who really won 6 (is it?) WWE championships.

Former porn performer Shelley Lubben, with whom I spent this past weekend at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitationdispels that myth here.

The Latest With Pamela Anderson

Well, a few days ago at the launch of a charity for “animal rights,” Pamela gave a speech. A speech that was transcribed to her blog. Here’s some of what she said:

I did not have an easy childhood–
Despite loving parents-
I was molested from age 6-10 by my female babysitter-
I went to a friends boyfriends house – while she was busy. The boyfriends older brother decided he would teach me backgammon which led into a back massage which led into rape- my first heterosexual experience. He was 25 yrs old- I was 12-
My first boyfriend
in grade 9 decided it would be funny to gang rape me
(with 6 of his friends)
Needless to say I had a hard time trusting humans-
I just wanted off this earth.

May God have mercy upon my soul for my objectification of this woman and my contribution to an industry that chews up and spits out deeply wounded women like Pamela. Have you intentionally viewed porn? May God have mercy on you too.

Join me in praying for Pamela Anderson. Hail Mary …

8 thoughts on “Pamela Anderson: I was molested and raped as a child

  1. Thank you for writing this. We all need to remember that brokenness brings people to desperate places, and desperate places require compassion. Praying for Pamela!

  2. It’s outright outrageous that women’s right has been reduced to abortion access. That you came out is wonderful. Women need a gentle hand to ecourage them their efforts to move forward in society won’t be rewarded with “choice” but real choices that can help and empower mothers and other beautiful women. Then those suffering can come into the light of victor from the shadows of victim.

    1. Well said! Totally agree. Women deserve better than abortion. And its not just the “right” to abortion, its how women, especially vulnerable ones who’ve been treated like crap like Pamela was, are encouraged to go into the sex industry and its lauded as expressing their sexuality and empowering and liberating for them when really its anything but, just like abortion.

  3. Hail Mary indeed. Poor Pamela. How typical is her story? Incase that sounds like Im trivialising her experience, I promise you Im not. Im just saying how many former porn stars and sex wokers admit to an experience like this? The answer is LOTS. Most of them in fact. Jenna Jameson, probably one of the most famous porn stars ever, had a horrendous experience when she was young too, as did Shelley Luben who was mentioned in this blog (I love her, I think she’s great). Thank you for your honnesty and courage Matt. Most of us arent as brave as you. May God continue to work through you.

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