Pamela Anderson’s 9-year-old train-carrier wasn’t “abused”

Two weekends ago, Pamela Anderson attended the Hollywood Style Awards to support her friend, photographer David LaChapelle. Pam decked herself out in some mangled, roadkill-looking pink Vivenne Westwood monstrosity, complete with a long, dirty train. Pamela also brought a small child with her, a 9-year-old girl named Adelaide Gault, the daughter of Pam’s makeup artist. Adelaide’s official job was “train carrier” and she managed to do her job while maintained a steady “Oh, God, my mother works for a gross, trashy idiot” face.

A few days later, Page Six even ran a report on what happened behind-the-scenes to poor little Adelaide at the Style Awards. Sources told Page Six: “She didn’t even have her own seat and had to sit at Pamela’s feet, where people nearly stepped on her to get to the stage. The girl looked uncomfortable and kept tugging on her dress to get her attention, but Pamela waved her away.” Another noted: “After she presented David LaChapelle with an award onstage, she shouted ‘daughter’ in front of the whole auditorium, and slapped her leg like she was calling a puppy. The girl rushed up to grab her train.” A couple of children’s advocates provided some quotes, and it looked like Pamela was going to get a good media thumping. Now Pam’s manager is trying to convince us that Adelaide had a “great time” and there was nothing abusive, gross or crappy about the way she was treated:

The 9-year-old girl who carried Pamela Anderson’s dress at the Hollywood Style Awards asked to do it and had “fun,” the actress insists.

Anderson’s manager, Peter Asher, said little Adelaide Gault — daughter of the star’s makeup artist, Sharon Gault, and goddaughter of photographer David LaChapelle — had a “great time” at the event last weekend.

He said in a statement: “As Pamela was preparing for the red carpet, Adelaide asked if she could carry the train. Everyone thought that would be fun, and Pam agreed. Adelaide held the train with elegance and aplomb.”

He said Adelaide “met lots of interesting people.” He added, “All the parties involved find the suggestion that this . . . constitutes some kind of ‘abuse’ or the use of a child as a ‘fashion accessory’ utterly astonishing and even amusing — but pretty disturbing in a way as well.”

[From Page Six]

Meh. I’d like to hear from the little girl to see if she really enjoyed herself. While I doubt what Pam subjected Adelaide to constitutes “abuse”, I do think it was totally rude and probably very scary for the kid. I can’t even imagine being stuck at an awards ceremony with Pamela Admerson as my de facto guardian, having to sit on the floor and being treated like a dog. That’s a formative memory for this girl, and I’m sure she’ll never volunteer to help one of her mom’s clients ever again.

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  1. lulu says:

    being that close to the diseased crotch of Pam counts as child abuse, regardless of the other crap she was put through that night.

  2. nAynAy says:

    I do not buy it. I think it is not true at all. Someone here is lying.

  3. fizXgirl314 says:

    If this girl had to sit on the floor like a dog, why aren’t there any pictures of it? I mean, this was obviously a very public incident… I hate when they make up shit like this and don’t even have the decency to fake a photo or something… it’s insulting to our intelligence… :/

  4. Alona says:

    Who (other than a few photogs) really gives a flying crap what the old broad does-or wears-or has sleep-overs with- or anything else..
    Yes, a 5year old could have safety pinned the dress to look more stylish, but it just goes to show that the old broad is getting senile if she believed that looked appropriate… or even attractive.. her thought processes are not working.
    And you say she actually “paid” someone for that messy thing???
    Taste (or lack thereof): see PamAnderson

  5. lin234 says:

    @ lulu- lol that popped into my mind when I was reading the article.

  6. Jag says:

    Even talking to the girl won’t get the truth. The mother has surely coached her in what to say by now, in order to keep her job.

  7. LolaBella says:

    I can’t help but feel pity when I see current pictures of Pam. She used to be so natural and pretty and now she looks like a drugged out, tranny hag.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this entire story isn’t a plant by Pam’s PR people to garner her publicity; there is just no other explanation for her wearing that monstrosity of a dress in the first place.

  8. moo says:

    oh please. the only “abuse” here is Pam Anderson wearing crap to a fashion show. my EYES were more abused!

  9. QB says:


    Natural?? She has never been natural , her look was based in huge pieces of silicone in her chest , hair spray and make up.

  10. mollination says:

    QB- Long before she was on baywatch, she was indeed a natural, american-girl type beauty.

  11. ER says:

    I can’t fathom the girl ‘volunteered’ to carry the train. That seems out of character for a 9 year old. I also don’t think the girl was abused, but the story makes it seem she was definitely degraded and not treated well by Pam.

  12. LolaBella says:

    @Mollination – Thanks!

    @QB, I know it may be hard to fathom, but I remember seeing pics of her when she was the Labatt’s (A Canadian Beer Co.) Girl this was in the late 80s and she looks like the typical fresh-faced, blond girl next door type. Then she did Playboy, Home Improvement, Baywatch etc. and her looks have changed drastically. She really ruined her looks with all of the plastic surgery.

  13. Susette says:

    Wow, LolaBella! Is this the ad? I had seen some early pics of Pam, but nothing like this. I found it hard to believe it was actually her.

  14. logan says:

    Just another old fart getting attention any way she (he) can. Make’s me feel better about my life, so I guess they are doing a public service.

  15. TwinkleToes says:

    I buy Pam being high, self-indulgent, self-important and flaky but I don’t buy her intentionally being cruel. She’s always been a kind soul.

  16. LolaBella says:

    @Susette: Yep, that’s the one! She was 21 and totally natural and fresh-faced; that’s why it makes me sad to see her now. Oh well.

  17. Squirtle says:

    OMG! That dress! WTF? She wore this to the Style Awards? What’s with all the safety pins? EWWWWWWA!

  18. Westender says:

    This woman is not aging well at all.

  19. Steph says:

    This dress reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where he had to wear the puffy shirt…..she had to owe someone a favor to wear that rag out in public. I’m just sayin…….

  20. j. ferber says:

    Tempest in a teacup, anyone? If anyone’s to blame, it’s the mother. It’s her responsibility to take care of her kid. Isn’t it too late at night for a nine year old to be at an awards show, anyway?
    I think all these females (and males) who hold the “diseased crotch” theory of sexuality for women should apply the same standard to their male idols, perhaps Scotsmen named Gerard?

  21. daniel says:

    oh please, that kid probably had the time of her life! Seriously I would have loved to be nine or ten and be around a bunch of famous people, are you kidding?

  22. gg says:

    Oh, I see the permasneer is back.

    Anyway, yes, she looks great without makeup and deformed boobs. I think it might be too late for the tattooed out-of-style thin eyebrows though. Bad choice dumbell.

  23. p3rp3tu4 says:

    Somebody please tell me why women do that to their eyebrows? Are they Real?

  24. GatsbyGal says:

    I like the quotes from the little girl they use, “fun” and “great time”, but I have a feeling those were taken out of context.

    Here’s what the little girl REALLY said…

    “I would’ve had a ‘great time’ if it weren’t for hanging out with that trainwreck all night and having to carry that gross dress of hers. It really wasn’t any ‘fun’.”

  25. NFLer says:

    She should have just tucked the train in her ass, no one would have known because it looks like an ugly ass diaper to begin with.

  26. ashley says:

    she had her sexy ass sowing i wish iwas that dress being put on her vjj!!!