A Los Angeles County judge ruled yesterday that former "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson will not testify in a lawsuit against her ex-husband, Tommy Lee, who's accused of negligence in the drowning death of a 4-year-old boy, the New York Post has reported.
Lawyers for the parents of Daniel Karven-Veres — who died at Lee's Malibu mansion during a birthday party for the rock star's child — had planned to call Anderson to prove Lee has previously shown little regard for child safety. He was convicted five years ago of slapping Anderson around while she was pregnant.
But Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf said if Anderson testified, it would be too "prejudicial."
The decision angered the plaintiffs' lawyer. "We don't think he should get a hall pass behaving the way he did," Thomas Girardi argued.
Lee's lawyers subtly tried yesterday to blame a nanny for the boy's drowning two years ago. At the party, Daniel was put into the care of Judith Ziehm, a nanny to two of Daniel's classmates.
Ziehm said she agreed to drive Daniel home, but wouldn't say she was responsible for his safety.
Lee's lawyer, Jim Baratta, quietly asked Ziehm if she felt responsible for Daniel's death. "Did you say, 'Oh, my god, am I in trouble?' " Baratta asked.
"I don't remember," said Ziehm, who admitted she bolted from Lee's house shortly after rescue workers arrived. Both sides rested, and closing arguments are set for today.