Tim Allen Accused of Indecency with Younger Co-Star On Set of Disney TV Show

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Actor Tim Allen has found himself in hot water yet again, this time on the heels of recent accusations of indecency with a co-star on set, though there’s been absolutely no proof that the veteran actor engaged in the actions about which he has been accused.

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Funny man Tim Allen (Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Toy Story 4, The Santa Clause, The Santa Clauses) began his career as a comedian in 1975 in Western Michigan. According to Hollywood Walk, on a dare from one of his friends, Allen participated in a stand-up comedy night at a local comedy club, and the rest, as they say, is history.

It would be 16 years before Allen would take on a hilarious role that served as an alter-ego for the actor from September 1991 to May 1999–that of Tim Taylor, on Disney/ABC’s Home Improvement, which followed the story of the tool-obsessed husband and father of three, who starred in his own–you guessed it–home improvement show called Tool Time, alongside his faithful pal, Al Borland, played by actor Richard Karn.

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The comedic series spanned eight seasons and boasted 204 half-hour episodes and also starred Patricia Richardson, Taran Noah Smith, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and Debbe Dunning. While the actors who made up the Taylor family didn’t change, there was one significant change to the cast line-up that took place after the second season.

Throughout Seasons 1 and 2, the female assistant named Lisa on the fictitious show Tool Time was played by model Pamela Anderson. In Seasons 3 through 8, the assistant’s name was Heidi, played by actress Debbe Dunning. And recent news has fans thinking they might know why Anderson left the show, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

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According to her memoir and a brand-new documentary on Netflix, titled, Love, Pamela, actress and former Playboy model Pamela Anderson claims that the star of Home Improvement and Tool Time exposed himself to her.

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“On the first day of filming, I walked out of my dressing room, and Tim was in the hallway in his robe,” Anderson writes in her new book, published by HarperCollins. “He opened his robe and flashed me quickly–completely naked underneath.”

At the time of the alleged incident, Allen was 37, and Anderson was 23.

“[Allen] said it was only fair because he had seen me naked,” Anderson continues in her book. “‘Now we’re even.’ I laughed uncomfortably.

Tim Allen Denies Flashing Pamela Anderson On 'Home Improvement' Set

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Anderson says that Allen’s alleged comment about being “even” refers to the fact that he had previously seen photos of Anderson from Playboy magazine, but Tim Allen says no part of Anderson’s allegations is true.

“No,” Allen told Variety in a statement. “It never happened. I would never do such a thing.”

Despite Anderson’s claims in her new book, there has been no evidence of any wrongdoing on Allen’s part, leading his fans to wonder if the scenario is just another incident of Allen being bullied by other celebrities and by individuals online who don’t share his viewpoints, as has often been the case for the actor and comedian.

In December 2022, Allen found himself at the center of controversy and big trouble after a line he spoke in his new series for Disney+, The Santa Clauses, was taken completely out of context and used against him.

At this time, there’s no proof or confirmation of Anderson’s allegations against the 70-year-old actor.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!