Pamela Anderson Calls Tommy Lee ‘Disaster Spinning Out of Control,’ Lee Responds to ‘Depressing’ Situation
As the Tommy Lee story continues to play out in the press, both Lee and his ex -- Pamela Anderson -- have issued statements concerning the altercation that occurred between the musician and his son Brandon. The altercation became public when Lee posted a photo of himself with a bloodied lip, and two different stories have come out since. Brandon Lee claimed that he acted in self-defense and that the altercation happened as a result of his father's alcoholism, while Tommy Lee claimed that his son confronted him in his bedroom and when he asked his son to leave, he was sucker punched and knocked unconscious.
Brandon Lee has continued to stick to his story about confronting his father about his alcoholism, stating that he was planning an intervention, while Tommy has countered that Brandon's story is false and a cover-up and while he initially hoped for an apology, he has been disappointed by his son's actions. Also factoring into this whole story is Pamela Anderson -- Tommy's ex and Brandon's mother -- who raised the ire of Tommy Lee when she went on Piers Morgan's talk show dredging up his 1998 domestic abuse arrest. Lee had a bit of a Twitter beef with Morgan after Anderson's appearance where he called out both the host and his ex for rehashing a 20-year-old incident.
Anderson issued a statement on the conflict between Lee and her son, stating that she felt Tommy was "a disaster spinning out of control," and adding that she prayed he gets the help he needs. Her full statement released to TMZ can be read below.
For the record.
I have made NO comment anywhere to anyone before this -
Beware of tabloid gossip.
This is a matter of life and death. I am surreally calm
- I feel justice is at work.
I am not frantic or ‘as reported’ - Devastated. I am hopeful -
This is not new to us -
I am staying in France for the moment.
I have complete faith in Brandon and his team to resolve this unfortunate and sad situation regarding his father.
I pray Tommy gets the help he needs.
His actions are desperate and humiliating -
He is a disaster spinning out of control.
And he is not acting like a father.
But this is nothing new.
My sons have made every attempt to help him in recent months - Staying with him to make sure he’s ok.
Just by being present with him they were hoping he’d feel loved And act differently.
I feared things might escalate.
Knew this might be what it took to heal old wounds. Him blaming his son or us for anything is delusional. We have all tried to
Protect him and help him for too long.
Hoping he’d look after himself better.
I do not like to comment about this.
But feel like it’s necessary because of Tommy’s ‘Trump style’ no thought out rampage on twitter and IG?
This matter is ideally between just a father and a son -
And rehab if the stars align.
I will never talk to Tommy again before he is sober and in his right mind. Though he’s made attempts to contact me. I have blocked him.
It is impossible to reason with crazy.
I’m sure the world can see the truth.
I stand beside my son who acted out of self-defense and was scared for his life.
Nobody understands the lifetime of disappointment this man has brought our family.
Consistently the centre of sadness,
drama and confusion.
Jealous of his son’s talent and beauty from the day they were born.
He is sick. The definition of narcissist/sociopath-
His fiancé keeps him drunk - this is what he wants - someone to behave badly with.
And unfortunately he has made this private matter very public.
I have always tried only to set record straight.
Trying to paint him as not a bad guy.
Just one who is human and made mistakes -
He still cannot handle the guilt about his abusive behavior and has never taken responsibility for what he has done.
Let’s hope this will be his saving grace.
I can only pray for him.
And protect my sons
Who also fiercely protect me.
Brandon has asked me to stay in France and not come home right now. He is happy and content that I am safe and loved where I am at -
He has invaluable support and has everything under control.
His heart amazes me.
He still does not want to see his dad in Jail
He just wants him to get sober. He was putting together an Intervention (along with friends and people Tommy works with and admired). So that whatever is left of his life can be healthy and peaceful and maybe he will be a healthy part of their lives one day.
Maybe a positive part of our future grandkids life.
Brandon has risked everything to save his father.
He takes his career very seriously.
He does not touch alcohol or drugs - (he understands his genetics) and is an example to many.
He is a tremendous talent that will show the world-
But he has put all on hold for dealing with this.
His family - his brother and our family is his priority.
He punched him in the nose for all of us who he has hurt -
Now Tommy feels humiliated - and is attempting to destroy his own son. This is the Devil - This is the disease of alcoholism.
Meanwhile, Tommy Lee also issued his own statement on the matter, calling the whole situation "depressing and out of control." Lee expressed his love for his sons, the role that Anderson played in the whole altercation and how he is not the same person he was in 1998 and has moved on from his abusive past. See his full statement to TMZ below.
Truthfully this whole situation has become so depressing and out
of control. My heart was broken when my son punched me. Should I
have posted it on social media? Probably not. But I couldn't
believe that he was not apologizing or responding to my messages,
and didn't care that he knocked me unconscious and filmed my
unconscious body laughing. This isn't what I want for anyone.
I love my sons. I've given them everything I possibly could.
People hold my past against me, but I haven't had any
altercations or issues in 20+ years. The thing that started all
this was Pamela going on a barrage of interviews talking about
the past, right as soon as I got engaged to my fiancé, who I have
a beautiful relationship with. The fact that Pamela would ignore
my pleas for her to stop, pushed me over the edge. I messaged her
several times asking her to stop taking these interviews, that
was hurting me and the boys, and she would ignore me.
When I first started dating my fiancé, she would send me messages
of old couples, and things like that saying, "this will be us one
day". I suppose my non-response set her off. She thought she'd
forever have me as a backup plan. Do I drink? Yes. Do I drink
more than the average Joe? Yes. Have I ever hurt my sons or acted
out of turn with them because of my drinking? No. My fiancé
We don't do any hard drugs, I haven't in years. No matter how
much people wanna pin me as this deviant alcoholic abuser, that
isn't me. I'm a happy fun loving guy. I'm joking around all the
time, and people take it the wrong way sadly.
All I wanted from my son was an apology. And my heart is so
broken that he would lie about the whole situation. He came in
the room angry about my response to Pamela's relentless press
about our old relationship, with his dukes up, telling me to get
up and fight him. When I stood up he pushed me into a wall. I
didn't want to hit my son. I never have and I never will. If I
wanted to clock him I would have knocked him on his ass. He had
no problem knocking me out. I asked him to leave and he spun
around and sucker punched me. Knocked me unconscious. Listen to
the 911 call that's made its way online.
I have an abusive past, which people will always bring up. But
I've changed. I don't hurt people anymore. I've learned, I've
served time; I’ve taken a long hard look at myself. It's hard to
grow and move past things when people are constantly bringing up
the past. All I wanted was an apology, something to show that he
actually felt bad, but he doesn't.
The boys have been poisoned against me sadly. Because I was on
tour working; making money to pay for their private schools and
their cars, and their future, so they spent more time with their
mother. She became the hero. And I've come to peace with that.
Always love my kids, but I won't let them abuse me. I won't let
them be in my house and disrespect me like they did. I think they
just need some time to learn how to be on their own. They've been
given everything their entire lives, never been reprimanded,
never had to work for anything. I want them to get jobs, stable
jobs, consistent jobs, not their inconsistent modeling and acting
work here and there that doesn't make enough money for them to
I want them to learn what it takes to take care of yourself. My
alleged "alcoholism" has nothing to do with this. I've been in
therapy and working on myself, my fiancé is the one who got me
into therapy! The boys never once came and talked to me and told
me they felt I had a problem. However my fiancé has been helping
me since we've been together. I love my boys, I will always love
my boys, I just want them to learn that you cannot hurt people
After the week in the spotlight, Lee recently stated that he planned to quit social media.
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