"Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson made a surprise revelation during a gala event aboard a luxury yacht on the French Riviera Friday night in connection with the Cannes Film Festival, "revealing she was molested as a child, raped at the age of 12 and gang-raped just years later," the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports.
She opened up about her ordeals in front of about 200 guests gathered for the launch of the Pamela Anderson Foundation, the report notes.
Anderson, 46, is quoted as saying to the gathering: "I did not have an easy childhood. Despite loving parents, I was molested from age six by a female babysitter."
Anderson also reportedly told the group: "I went to a friend’s boyfriend’s house and his older brother decided to teach me backgammon, which led into a back massage, which led into rape. My first heterosexual experience. He was 25 years old and I was 12."
The actress and former Playboy cover girl also said that a school boyfriend "decided it would be funny to gang-rape me with six friends. I wanted off this earth."