HE is the man who was caught heartlessly stealing the sensational sex tape of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee in a new TV adaptation of the story.
In the Disney+ series Pam & Tommy, electrician Rand Gauthier breaks into a couple’s Malibu home in the dead of night and brings a safe containing the X-rated home movie.
But in an exclusive interview with The Sun on Sunday, Rand insisted he had nothing to do with the 1995 burglary and claimed he was forced to plead guilty by a ruthless Mafia family.
He said the fearsome criminal Gambino clan was the real force behind the viral scene after they made him an offer he “couldn’t refuse”.
Rand, 63, said: “After the sex tape was stolen, I said to a hoodlum to the Gambino crime family, ‘Everybody thinks this is me, I don’t want it on me. shoulder’.
“He said to me, ‘We want it on your shoulders. He made me an offer I couldn’t refuse and I was in no position to argue with the Gambino family. I am not a thug.
“So the whole thing fell on me. But the truth is I had nothing to do with stealing the sex tape and I didn’t make a dime from it.”
Sorry Randy Baywatch star Pammy for his small role in the tape that went viral around the world in 1996, but claimed he was only a small part participant in a much larger conspiracy.
From his home in California, Rand added: “I’m really sorry if Pam was hurt by what happened. I know it made her very uncomfortable because the scene was so personal.
“Do I feel guilty about my small status? Yes. I wish I had nothing to do with it. The sex tape changed my life and it almost led to my murder.”
Rand broke his lengthy silence after his story was made into a play in Pam & Tommy, released earlier this month.
Eight-part series, starring actors Lily James as Pammy, Sebastian Stan as drummer Motley Crue, Tommy and Seth Rogan as electrician Rand, which led to complaints that it was responding to 90s batteries.
Pam, now 54, was outraged that a highly personal scene shot with her new husband became the first celebrity sex tape to go viral on the internet.
Friends say that the mother of two even refused to watch the Pam & Tommy trailer.
Divorced from the rocker in 1998 after three years of marriage, she surreptitiously asked for advice from 32-year-old Brit Lily about the role.
Rand was one of half a dozen workers who refurbished the couple’s three-story LA mansion in 1995.
‘She is beautiful’
He claimed they were all fired after weeks of grueling work and Tommy, who complained of “poor work”, refused to pay them, leaving Rand out of pocket £15,000.
When he returned to the property to retrieve his tools, he claimed Tommy had pointed a gun at him.
“Sometimes I see Pam when I’m doing housework, and when she’s around it’s hard to concentrate,” Rand said.
“At noon, she always makes a pitcher of Martinis for her and Tommy.
“One day, she was wearing a pair of Levi’s cut-outs and a t-shirt, which, frankly, showed the lower half of her breasts. You couldn’t help but look.
“She’s beautiful. Tommy sometimes talks to me when he changes his mind. But we didn’t have an argument until he pointed a gun at me. Most of the Pam & Tommy series was total money.
“The real reason we got fired was that Tommy bought a new Ferrari, a new speedboat and this expensive house and he ran out of money.
“We were told by the general contractor that we were fired by the general contractor, when I asked for money, we were told that we did not receive it.
“I went back to get my tools and had to get through the rickety electric gate.
“Tommy definitely heard and he rushed out with his gun. He said, ‘What are you doing – take my property out’. He has a gun, so what do I do? ”
Rand revealed in 2014 that he had sneaked into the mansion and used a Browning safe to avenge his unpaid work. The tape was inside.
‘Gun pointed at crotch’
But he now claims he was forced to lie by the Gambino family – Italian-American robbers for years involving fraud, extortion, drug trafficking, prostitution and pornography.
Rand claimed his sole role was to deliver the old-fashioned Hi8 tape to the late adult studio owner Milton Ingley, who had the equipment to play it.
Rand, who has known Milton since his days as a male porn star, said: “One day someone – and that was a person – came to our editing room and gave the tape to us. I. I gave the tape to Milton and it went into the machine.
“My reaction was, ‘Oh my God. A lot of things go through my head like, ‘How did they capture this?’.
“That person is not one of the people working in the house, but I will never give them up because they are still alive and I promised them.”
Milton borrowed £30,000 from Gambino gangster Louis “Butchie” Peraino to cover the cost of producing and distributing the video, but could not find a company selling the illegally obtained footage.
Eventually, he used it on the internet – and when people realized they could watch Pam and Tommy have sex, it went viral, earning Milton millions.
“All I did was take the tapes and put them in boxes and help with shipping,” Rand said.
“Milton did all the deals, Milton did everything. I have never seen a dime”. Rand’s involvement makes him the target of violent attacks.
He said: “One day, eight people on bicycles came to a porn studio and hit a colleague who looked like me and pointed a shotgun at his crotch.
Another time there were two cars with four separate eyes chasing me down the street. None of them ever caught up with me. If they had, I’d be dead. “
Milton spent the last years of his life in hiding in Amsterdam and died at the age of 60 in 2006.
Rand, who was never arrested or charged, still works as an electrician. He refuses to watch the series Pam & Tommy.
Of the clips he watched, he said: “I hate the way they try to make me look like an idiot.
“Seth Rogan playing me is like letting Marty Feldman play Brad Pitt. I don’t find that flattering. I’m almost 64 and in better form than he is.
“There’s nothing I can do about this, I’ve never been consulted.
“I thought of suing because the series shows things that are not real. But I am very interested in spirituality and quiet life.
“If I saw Pam and Tommy, I would explain that what happened would have happened whether I was involved or not.”
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