It was a shocking claim from former Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson.
At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, she said, “My first boyfriend in grade nine decided it would be funny to gang rape me with six of his friends.”
No one was more shocked at hearing the news than her high school sweetheart. In an INSIDE EDITION exclusive, Ty Anderson, who dated Pamela for nearly 10 years, says he never knew her darkest secret.
INSIDE EDITION’s Victoria Recano asked him, “Did you rape Pam Anderson?”
“Nope,” he replied.
Recano asked, “She says she was gang raped. Who are the boys who could have done this?”
Ty said, “I couldn't even guess. I don't even know who that could be I couldn't even imagine. Only Pam can say.”
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Pam grew up in the tiny town of Comox, British Columbia, Canada, but had stars in her eyes.
Ty shared never-before-seen photos of the teenaged Pam with INSIDE EDITION, including their high school prom photo.
Ty says she never gave any hint that she was abused. He says the blonde stunner, famous for her over-the-top image was actually a shy and insecure person.
Recano asked, “You say she was actually insecure?”
“Only insecure in the way of her body. Even me, when I was seeing her, she didn't want me to see her body,” he said.
In a love letter, she wrote, "You say I never let you see my body, well you can't say that anymore. Here I am in the flesh." She enclosed provocative pictures.
Recano asked, “Will there always be a part of you that loves her?”
“I still love her. I still dream about her and I still think about her and my wife knows that. My first love was deep for me. I really loved her,” he said.
It is a love so deep that during our interview Ty broke down in tears in total disbelief that the woman he still loves suffered in silence.
An emotional Ty said, “I feel bad and I just wish she could have told me or said something earlier and I would have helped her.”
He says the last time he spoke to her was 15 years ago when she sent him her publicity picture.
Recano asked, “Did she break your heart?”
He said, “Oh yeah, I broke hers a lot, too.”
Ty says he's willing to speak with authorities if they investigate Pamela Anderson's claims.