Former Penthouse model and current "E! Wild On" correspondent Alexus Winston has issued an official statement slamming Tommy Lee for his highly outrageous behavior at the Penthouse/Tommy Lee event at New York City's B.B. King's Blues Club on Saturday evening (Jan. 18).
During Lee's live performance at the venue, the former MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer invited Winston and some of the other Penthouse Pets (models) in attendance on to the stage to dance to one of his songs. When the girls appeared, he then urged them to show off their assets. Prior to the models joining him on the stage, Lee used a camera to show off the goods of several female fans in the audience who were willing to bare all — the footage aired on the stage's side screens with the subtitle "Titty Cam."
When the Penthouse girls joined Lee onstage, they danced and teased, but didn't show their goods. The models entered and exited the stage several times, but Lee had still nothing titillating for the screens. At that point he stopped the music with the girls in mid-dance, noted that it was a Penthouse promotion, and urged for the models to take it off. They responded by playfully tugging at Lee's belt, indicating that he should show his goods first.
After Winston said "no" to baring it on behalf of the models, the crowd let out some boos. Lee then allegedly tried to pull the top off one of the models as they were walking off. Backstage the girls were heard muttering, "I'm not paid to take my shirt off. If he wants to see me naked, he can buy an issue of the magazine."
Winston said in a statement, "Just because I've modeled nude in a magazine doesn't give anyone the right to treat me that way. Not only that, I have been such a loyal fan of Tommy Lee's music. For him to actually get angry about it and try to turn the crowd ugly against us...At the very least it was a very upsetting situation that shouldn't have happened. Others might even consider such behavior sexual harassment."
"Unless he apologizes to the Pets (privately would be fine), I highly doubt they would ever work with him again. And if the Pets feel disrespected, so do we," Lainie Spieser, a Penthouse publicity rep, said.