Courtney Love is speaking out in defense of her close friend Pamela Anderson, following the release of teaser photos from Hulu’s upcoming limited series Pam & Tommy. The eight-episode comedy series – directed by I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie and starring Baby Driver’s Lily James and Gossip Girl’s Sebastian Stan – will centre the story of Anderson and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee’s leaked honeymoon sex tape.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, the singer criticised the series for exploiting the Baywatch star’s ‘complex trauma’ from the infamous 1995 leak, stating, “My heart goes out to Pammy.”
Love continued to describe the tape’s effects on Anderson, stating: “When Pam / Tommy sex tape was out / myself @pattyschemel @xmadmx were making a record… And the lone women in many recording studios in LA. Where all / ALL! The staff engineers / producers / owners / were watching the sex tape with huge schadenfraude… Guffaws, It was disgusting. I banned anyone discussing it.. It destroyed my friend Pamela’s life. Utterly.”
According to a report from People, the singer also called out Lily James for her involvement in the series. “Shame on Lily James whoever the fuck she is,” said Love, who continued to share that she denied usage of her 1995 Rolling Stone cover in the series.
So far, neither James, Stan, nor Gillespie have responded to Love’s statement. Otherwise, Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee – who were both not involved in the series’ creation – have yet to comment on the series.
Take a look at the Pam & Tommy teaser photos below.