Pamela Anderson hasn’t forgotten former Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s “smutty” remarks – and he has copped a mention in her new memoir.
The actress and political activist slammed Morrison for his “lewd” comments in the Australian press following her impassioned plea for him to help her campaign for the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
“After I wrote an open letter to Mr Morrison, he responded cheekily in the press by saying he’d love to meet me if he could bring a few of his buddies along,” she wrote. “That didn’t go over well. Women were unimpressed with his insensitive remarks, which, by then, had reached the international press.”
The comments were made around the time Anderson – a longtime friend of Assange – visited Australia to meet with his mother, Christine, so they could work together to campaign for his release from prison.
Julian Assange is the world’s most innocent man. pic.twitter.com/wC1NPDjJAG
— Pamela Anderson (@pamelaanderson) May 7, 2019
She took a swipe at the time over the then-PM’s comments on radio.
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“You trivialised and laughed about the suffering of an Australian and his family,” she wrote. “You followed it with smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.”
Anderson asserted at the time that “we all deserve better from our leaders,” especially given the political climate at the time.
“Rather than making lewd suggestions about me, perhaps you should instead think about what you are going to say to millions of Australians when one of their own is marched in an orange jumpsuit to Guantanamo Bay – for publishing the truth,” she added. “You can prevent this.”
Assange first came to global attention in the 2000s when his website, WikiLeaks, released classified US government data. He has been accused of espionage and is still being held in prison in the United Kingdom, as the United States fights to extradite him.
“I tried to find clever ways to help my friend, to bring attention to Julian’s wrongful incarceration,” she wrote in her memoir, Love, Pamela.
It comes after Anderson, who has “never seen” the Disney+ series about her stolen and leaked sex tape with ex-husband Tommy Lee, released her own Netflix documentary alongside the book on January 31st.
In a recent interview with People, the former Baywatch star said her sons encouraged her to tell her side of the story.
“It’s just one girl’s story of how I made it through: a small-town girl going to Los Angeles and just going through all the wild and crazy adventures I did and then circling back and going home.”