Blame Canada for California debt crisis: Pamela Anderson owes state almost $500,000

Blame Canada for California debt crisis: Pamela Anderson owes state almost $500,000

But she looks so innocent (Image: Darren Stone) 

According to her official Web site, Pamela Anderson considers herself a model-actress-mother-developer-entrepreneur-philanthropist. But to the California Franchise Tax Board, she’s known as a delinquent taxpayer. According to a list of 25o people and businesses that owe the state over $100,000, the former Baywatch star and current Dancing With the Stars contestant has failed to pay $493,000 in personal income tax. A tax lien has been filed against her, and she’s hired a lawyer. Maybe she can put all the proceeds from her new fragrance, Malibu (“Perfect for your beachy flirty mood”), toward the debt. There must be loads of people who’ll pay to smell like Pam, right?

Pamela Anderson owes nearly $500,000 in taxes, state says [Globe and Mail]