Pamela Anderson Reveals Her Shocking History of Sexual Abuse

May 19, 2014 AT 7:34 PM
The Cannes Film Festival is usually characterized by glitz and glamour—but this year, part of the event took on a much more serious tone. On Friday, Pamela Anderson revealed a dark history of sexual abuse at the launch of her charity, The Pamela Anderson Foundation. Speaking to approximately 200 festival guests, the "Baywatch" icon explained that, "despite loving parents" she "did not have an easy childhood." Recalling her father's struggles with alcohol and her mother "always crying," Anderson lamented, "