Pamela Anderson knows firsthand how volatile ex-husband Tommy Lee can be, especially when he’s drunk. She says the altercation between Lee and son Brandon rests solely on his raging alcoholism.
Anderson, 50, was married to the Motley Crüe drummer from 1995 to 1998. Both Dylan Jagger Lee and Brandon are her children.
“I have complete faith in Brandon and his team to resolve this unfortunate and sad situation regarding his father,” she wrote on her Web site. “I pray Tommy gets the help he needs.”
During the altercation, Brandon punched his father in the mouth and reportedly knocked him unconscious. He was photographed afterward with a swollen lip.
“His actions are desperate and humiliating – He is a disaster spinning out of control, and he is not acting like a father. But this is nothing new. My sons have made every attempt to help him in recent months – staying with him to make sure he’s ok. Just by being present with him they were hoping he’d feel loved and act differently. I feared things might escalate. But- knew this might be what it took to heal old wounds. Him blaming his son or us for anything is delusional. We have all tried to protect him and help him for too long. Hoping he’d look after himself better.”
Anderson didn’t witness the fight, but says her son “acted out of self defense and was scared for his life.”
“Nobody understands the lifetime of disappointment this man has brought our family. Consistently the centre of sadness, drama and confusion.Jealous of his sons talent and beauty from the day they were born.“He is sick. The definition of narcissist/sociopath- His fiancé keeps him drunk – this is what he wants – someone to behave badly with. It’s terrible and unfortunately he has made this private matter very public. I have always tried only to set record straight. Trying to paint him as not a bad guy Just one who is human and made mistakes – He still cannot handle the guilt about his abusive behavior and has never taken responsibility for what he has done.
“Let’s hope this will be his saving grace. I can only pray for him. And protect my sons who also fiercely protect me,” she added.