Rock star Tommy Lee continues to fuel the public feud with ex-wife Pamela Anderson in the wake of allegations their son, Brandon, punched him in the nose during a recent domestic altercation.
According to TMZ, he denied that he drinks to the point that he becomes abusive, as Anderson has alleged.
Speaking in defense of her son, Anderson responded to the recent incident by citing Lee’s alleged alcohol abuse.
“He punched him in the nose for all of us who he has hurt,” she said. “Now Tommy feels humiliated and is attempting to destroy his own son. This is the Devil. This is the disease of alcoholism.”
While Lee did not claim sainthood in speaking on his own behalf, he reportedly told TMZ that the truth is nothing like his ex-wife’s representation.
“Do I drink more than the average Joe? Yes,” he acknowledged. “Have I ever hurt my sons or acted out of turn with them because of my drinking? No.”
The Motley Crue drummer said that he is not the “deviant alcohol abuser” some people portray him to be.
“I’m a happy, fun-loving guy,” he said.
As for Lee’s fiance, whom Anderson accused of plying Lee with booze, Brittany Furlan called the claims “insane.”
“Tommy is a grown up and makes his own decisions,” she said.
According to USA Today, Brandon Lee confirmed through his representative his mother’s claim that he had been planning an intervention to deal with his father’s drinking.
“I wanted my dad’s hopeful sobriety and recovery to be a private family matter but, as a result of his accusations on social media, I feel forced to speak out,” he said. “I have and will continue to cooperate with law enforcement as needed. I love my father and just want to see him sober, happy and healthy.”
[Featured image: Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson/Associated Press]