Tommy Lee Denies Being a “Deviant Alcoholic Abuser”
Just thirty-two hours after declaring he was quitting social media because he “Can’t read anymore liesss” [sic], Rock Star Supernova drummer Tommy Lee, 55, has taken to Facebook to try and explain his side of the recent drama with his 21-year-old son, Brandon.
Unfortunately, words were never really Lee’s strong suit.
The gist of Lee’s story is that this really all the fault of Pamela Anderson, his ex-wife and Brandon’s mother. According to Lee, Anderson is pissed that he’s become engaged to 31-year-old Brittany Furlan (above right) because “[Pamela] thought she’d have me as a backup plan forever.” Lee claims that Anderson’s recent spate of interviews about when Lee assaulted her in 1998 (while she was pregnant with with Brandon’s younger brother, Dylan, no less) has been retaliation for the engagement and an attempt to drive a wedge between himself and Furlan. When he asked her to stop giving the interviews because he did his time and doesn’t think anyone needs to be reminded that he once kicked a pregnant woman, he somehow offended Brandon (“The boys have been poisoned against me”), who then came to him looking for a fight. He also claims that Brandon “sucker punched” him and that “If I wanted to clock [Brandon] I would have knocked him on his ass.”
Here’s the entire statement:
“Truthfully this whole situation has become so depressing and out of control. My heart was broken when my son punched me. Should I have posted it on social media? No. But I couldn’t believe that he was not apologizing or responding to my messages, and didn’t care that he knocked me unconscious and filmed my unconscious body laughing. He came in my room to fight me, people can believe what they want, but I will know the truth. I never lunged at my son, or came at him. This isn’t what I want for anyone. I love my sons. I’ve given them everything I possibly could. People hold my past against me, but I haven’t had any altercations or issues in 20+ years. The thing that started all of this was Pamela going on a barrage of interviews talking about the past, right as soon as I got engaged to my fiancé, who I have a beautiful relationship with. The fact that Pamela would ignore my pleas for her to stop, pushed me over the edge. I messaged her several times asking her to stop taking these interviews, that was hurting me and the boys, and she would ignore me. When I first started dating my fiancé, she would send me messages of old couples, and things like that saying, ‘this will be us one day’. I suppose my non-response to those messages set her off. She thought she’d have me as a backup plan forever. Constantly calling me and asking me to help her in her new relationships. Do I drink? Yes. Do I drink more than the average Joe? Yes. Have I ever hurt my sons or acted out of turn with them because of my drinking? No. My fiancé barely drinks. We don’t do any hard drugs, I haven’t in years. No matter how much people wanna pin me as this deviant alcoholic abuser, that isn’t me. I’m a happy fun loving guy. I’m joking around all the time, and people take it the wrong way sadly. All I wanted from my son was an apology. And my heart is so broken that he would lie about the whole situation. He came in the room angry about my response to Pamela’s relentless press about our old relationship, with his dukes up, telling me to get up and fight him. When I stood up he pushed me into a wall. I didn’t want to hit my son son. I never have and I never will. If I wanted to clock him I would have knocked him on his ass. He had no problem knocking me out. I asked him to leave and he spun around and sucker punched me. Knocked me unconscious for 10 minutes. Listen to the 911 call that’s made its way online. I have an abusive past which people will always bring up. But I’ve changed. I don’t hurt people anymore. I’ve learned, I’ve served time, I’ve taken a long hard look at myself. It’s hard to grow and move past things when people are constantly bringing up the past. All I wanted was an apology; something to show that he actually felt bad, but he doesn’t. The boys have been poisoned against me sadly. Because I was on tour working; making money to pay for their private schools and their cars, and their future, so they spent more time with their mother. She became the hero. And I’ve come to peace with that. I’ll always love my kids, but I won’t let them abuse me. I won’t let them be in my house and disrespect me like they did. I think they just need some time to learn how to be on their own. They’ve been given everything their entire lives, never been reprimanded, never had to work for anything. I want them to get real jobs, stable jobs, consistent jobs, not their inconsistent modeling and acting work here and there that doesn’t make enough money for them to survive. I want them to learn what it takes to take care of yourself. My alleged ‘alcoholism’ has nothing to do with this. I’ve been in therapy and working on myself, my fiancé is the one who got me into therapy! The boys never once came and talked to me and told me they felt I had a problem. However my fiancé has been helping me since we’ve been together.
“I love my boys, I will always love my boys, I just want them to learn that you cannot hurt people without repercussion.”
I obviously have no idea who’s telling the truth here, but I do know one thing for sure: Tommy Lee badly needs a publicist. This comes off as the most narcissistically self-serving, paranoid explanation imaginable. “I’m so rad my ex-wife is still in love with me; I’m so rad I could have kicked my son’s ass if I wanted to, but I’m so rad that I would never do that; my ex-wife is a manipulative harpy that turned my sons against me; whoa is Saint Tommy.” The only reason to believe anyone else may have read and signed off on the statement is that it’s more or less in English, whereas Lee’s social media messages are usually more of the abbreviations and emojis variety. It’s neither convincing nor endearing.
I’m sure this will continue to play out in the coming days and weeks. I look forward to the eventual statement where Lee says “Brandon is just jealous because my penis is so big.”
[via Bring Back Glam!]