Pamela Anderson has come under fire for saying, "You know what you're getting into if you're going into a hotel room alone" with powerful men with predatory reputations (like the embattled Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein) during an interview with Megyn Kelly that aired on Thursday.
“Don’t go into a hotel room alone," she said. "If someone answers the door in a bathrobe, leave... things that are common sense, but I know Hollywood is very seductive and the people want to be famous. Sometimes you think you are going to be safe with an adult in a room. I don't know where this security comes from, but somehow I dodged it all."
The animal rights activist told Kelly that she had a "very intimidating" experience once when she was working with Weinstein and said she wouldn't appear in a film if a dog was going to be in it.
"'You're so lucky that I put you in a film'," she said he told her. "'You're Pamela Anderson. You don't deserve anything. If you don't do this you'll never work in this town again.' I've had some really bad boyfriends and I've never been talked to this way," she added.
Pamela took to Instagram to stand behind her now-controversial comments and to give them more context as a survivor of sexual abuse herself. She maintains she is not victim-blaming.
"My message is consistent throughout," she wrote. "I'm a deep thinker / I have a unique perspective. And consequence is part of my life. This is great. I am also an advocate for men. I just don't agree with it all. Backlash is good. - I like this. My position is not 'problematic' because I doesn't fall in line with the common herd or trend. I'm trying to tell women as a survivor of childhood abuse myself - It is important to be proactive as an adult who knows better - in defending themselves."
The caption continued, revealing a lot about her reality versus the public perception of her as a blonde bombshell.
"I am not an easy girl and have not had as many partners people might think," she stated. "I believe in love and commitment and common sense. This is why I'm usually married. It is how I feel safe and protected in a sexual relationship. .A monogamous lover is the best and most brave lover there is. I only want intimate sexual experiences - where I can be free to give my wildest fantasies to someone who loves me. And never have used sex as a weapon. It's just too easy."
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