The former Baywatch star said that she was left feeling “very hurt" when the intimate video of her with Mötley Crüe rocker Lee — the father of her sons Brandon, 26, and Dylan, 25 — was leaked online in 1996.
When asked in a teaser for an upcoming interview what she wants people to "understand" about the sex tape, which was stolen from her and Lee’s home, along with the safe it was held inside, she said: “That it was stolen property.
“That it was two crazy naked people in love. I mean, we were naked all the time and filming each other and being silly, but those tapes were not meant for anybody else to see.
“And I’ve not seen it to this day. It was very hurtful.
“I was a mother. That saved me. You know, if I wasn’t a mum, I don’t think I would’ve survived."
In the CBS interview, which will air on Sunday, the 55-year-old also addressed childhood trauma and her marriages as she promotes her upcoming memoir Love, Pamela and a new Netflix documentary Pamela, A Love Story.
The former Playboy model, who described writing her book was “therapy", also said she won’t watch her Netflix documentary.
She recently told Vanity Fair: “The documentary I haven’t seen, and I have no intention of seeing.
“I gave full access to my archives and diaries, and I hope that through full transparency, it makes sense to somebody.”
Anderson, who announced her split from fifth husband Dan Hayhurst in January 2022, also told the publication that there’s no truth in Hulu’s controversial drama Pam and Tommy.
The 2022 series, which stars Lily James and Sebastian Stan as the former couple, centres around the period when the sex tape was made public.
Anderson explained: “Nobody knew the truth. Even I don’t know [100 per cent] of what happened.
“But I think what is most important is to share my human feelings and how much it hurt and how it undeniably defined me moving forward in my career and my relationships.”