Pamela Anderson Alleges Tim Allen Flashed Her When She Was 23-Years-Old


If you’re familiar with the ’90s sitcom “Home Improvement,” there was a show within the show. The show centered around the life of Tim Taylor, played by Tim Allen. On the show, Taylor was married with three sons, and his job was hosting a show named “Tool Time.”

One of Taylor’s friends on the show, Al Borland, played by Richard Karn, was Taylor’s co-host on “Tool Time,” but the cast of the show within the show included one more character, the Tool Time girl.

The first Tool Time girl on the show was played by Pamela Anderson. She acted on the show for a total of 23 episodes starting with the show’s pilot episode. Her character only had one name, Lisa. Apparently a last name wasn’t necessary.

In a new memoir written by Anderson titled “Love, Pamela,” the model and actress claims that she had an uncomfortable experience on her first day on the set of “Home Improvement.” In an excerpt of the book shared by Variety, Anderson explains, “On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe. He opened his robe and flashed me quickly — completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair, because he had seen me naked. Now we’re even. I laughed uncomfortably.” This was in 1991. Anderson was 23 at the time.

If the incident actually happened, Allen was probably referring to seeing Anderson pose for Playboy. Before acting on the show, she had made a name for herself in Playboy, even being featured as Playmate of the month. However, Allen claims that it’s not true. In a statement, he told Variety, “No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing.”

Whether the incident is true or not, it did not cause Anderson to be so uncomfortable that she left the show. She stayed with the show from 1991 through 1993 until she decided to leave to focus on “Baywatch.” She was replaced by Debbie Dunning who played the new Tool Time girl, this time with a last name, Heidi Keppert. She was with the show from 1992 through the final episode in 1999.

“Love, Pamela” will tell the tale of Anderson’s life from her youth through her acting career. It will be released on January 31, 2023. The same day, Netflix is also releasing a documentary about Anderson’s life titled, “Pamela, a Love Story.”

Do you think Anderson’s claim about Allen in her new memoir is true?