Pamela Anderson said “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen once flashed her on the set of that long-running hit TV show, in an explosive accusation he vehemently denied.
In her upcoming book “Love Pamela,” Anderson recounted a day in 1991 when she was 23 and working on the new ABC show, which would become one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s.
“On the first day of shooting I walked out of my dressing room and Tim was standing in the hallway in his dressing gown. He opened his robe and quickly flashed me – completely naked underneath. He said it was only fair because he had seen me naked. Now we’re even. I laughed awkwardly,” according to an excerpt from “Love Pamela,” reported by Variety.
Anderson was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in February 1990. Her new book will be released on January 31.
An Anderson representative declined to comment Monday on NBC News, but cited a statement the model and actor issued to Vanity Fair about her dealings with Allen.
“This true story is just one of many surreal and uncomfortable situations I’ve learned to navigate,” Anderson’s statement said.
“My book addresses how I felt over the course of my life and, in this case, my career. I have no ill will towards Tim. But like the rest, it should never have happened.”
Allen, who would have been 37 at the time of the alleged incident, denied the allegation in a statement to NBC News Monday.
“No, that never happened. I would never do such a thing,” Allen said.
In the “Home Improvement” show-within-a-show “Tool Time,” up-and-coming actor Anderson played the on-screen assistant, Lisa.
She appeared in 23 “Home Improvement” episodes, almost all of them in seasons 1 and 2. Anderson then started working on another notable show – “Baywatch”.
Anderson joined the hit lifeguard drama in Season 3 and became the global show’s most recognized talent.