Pamela Anderson said “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen once flashed her on the set of that longtime hit television show, in an explosive allegation 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 go on to be one of the most popular sitcoms of the 1990s.
“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robes. 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,” according to a “Love, Pamela” excerpt, reported by Variety.
Anderson was Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month in February 1990. Her new book is set for release on Jan. 31.
A representative for Anderson on Monday declined comment to NBC News, but cited a statement by the model and actor issued to Vanity Fair on her dealings with Allen.
“This true story is just one of many surreal and uncomfortable situations I learned to navigate,” the statement from Anderson said. “My book goes into how it made me feel over the course of my life and, in this case, my career. I have no ill will toward 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 on Monday.
“No, it never happened. I would never do such a thing,” Allen’s statement said.
In the “Home Improvement” show-within-a-show “Tool Time,” the up-and-coming actor Anderson played Allen’s on-screen assistant, Lisa.
She appeared in 23 “Home Improvement” episodes, almost all in seasons one and two. Anderson then began work on another show of note: “Baywatch.”
Anderson joined the popular lifeguard drama in season three and went on to become that hit worldwide show’s most well-known talent.